It is the policy of the Waterloo Region District School Board to permit authorized research personnel, in adherence to ethical guidelines as set out by the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans, to use its facilities and involve students and/or Waterloo Region District School Board staff in research projects with the prior approval of the Director of Education, or designate, recognizing that:
The standard for university and non-university ethics review is the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS) which was jointly developed by the former Medical Research Council of Canada, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Revised in 2010, it is now referred to as TCPS2.
The complete document can be accessed on the Government of Canada website at: http://www.pre.ethics.gc.ca
Please be advised that there is an application process for all external requests for educational research and that these applications are rigorously reviewed to ensure that they comply with WRDSB criteria.
Potential applicants should read the Information for Researchers and WRDSB Policy 4007-Approval of Research Projects carefully.
The application form is in PDF format. It may be downloaded and used to create your application. To make the review task easier for the Committee members, all items must be submitted on paper.
The following documentation is required: