Standard Operating Procedures

Please note, the SOPs reference “approval” which, as identified in the Glossary of Terms, outlines a number of appropriate meanings according to the TCPS2 and other guiding resources. This language remains in the SOPs for compliance. In relationship to the term “clearance”, the University of Windsor Research Ethics Board (REB) defines “ethical clearance” as the process set by an institution and presided over by the REB to holistically regulate research projects to ensure their design and execution plan are ethically sound and will render anticipated result with the outcome being approval.


Glossary of Terms


SOP 101 Authority and Purpose

SOP 102 Research Requiring REB Review

SOP 103 Training and Education

SOP 104 Management of REB Office Personnel

SOP 105A Conflicts of Interest - REB Members and REB Office

SOP 105B Conflicts of Interest - Researcher

SOP 105C Conflicts of Interest - Organization

SOP 106 Signatory Authority

SOP 107 Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

SOP 108 Standard Operating Procedures Maintenance

SOP 109 Addendum for US Regulated Research

SOP 201 Composition of the REB

SOP 202 Management of REB Membership

SOP 203 Duties of REB Members

SOP 204 REB Office Personnel Serving as REB Members

SOP 301 REB Submission Requirements and Document Review

SOP 401 Delegated Review 

SOP 402 REB Review Decisions

SOP 403 Initial Review Criteria for REB Approval

SOP 404 Ongoing REB Review

SOP 405 Continuing Review

SOP 406 Research Completion 

SOP 407 Suspension or Termination of REB Approval

SOP 408 Course-Based Review

SOP 501 REB Review During Publicly Declared Emergencies

SOP 602 Communication Research Participants and Public

SOP 701 Free and Informed Consent

SOP 801 Researcher Qualifications and Responsibilities 

SOP 901 Quality Assurance Activities

SOP 902 Non-Compliance 

Contact the UWindsor Office of Research Ethics

If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Office of Research Ethics 
University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue, 2146 Chrysler Hall North
Windsor, ON  N9B 3P4
(519) 253-3000 Ext 3948