Interdisciplinary Committee on Ethics in Human Research (ICEHR)

ICEHR reviews ethics applications from faculty, student, and staff researchers at the St. John's campus in the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Science; the Schools of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Music, and Social Work; other areas of the university such as the Student Wellness and Counselling Centre, and also the Marine Institute.

Applications for ethics review must be completed and submitted using the Researcher Portal. To access the portal please follow this link.

For more information about applications, required documentation, and post-approval event forms, please refer to the 'applications and forms' link on the left side of this page.

** COVID-19 Health Emergency advisory ** 

ICEHR staff will be doing our best to continue ethics review processing during the health emergency, and we have asked that reviewers continue to provide their reviews. We will not approve any studies that involve in-person contact.
However, we can review them and advise the researcher of any changes or clarifications that may be needed, so that when in-person research is permitted to resume, we will be able to issue the approval letter at that time.

Effective Immediately, researchers with approved protocols involving face-to-face physical interactions with research participants must either modify their recruitment and data collection to use remote rather than in-person methods, or suspend the activity until in-person research is permitted to resume.  Researchers who opt to replace in-person interactions with remote communication must first submit an ICEHR amendment request, to be reviewed and approved before proceeding.

Please be patient and expect longer wait times, as we will be working from home as much as possible.

Other Research Ethics Boards

If you are not affiliated with Memorial's St. John's campus or the Marine Institute, you may need to consult with the Health Research Ethics Authority (HREA) to determine if your research may be health-related, or the Grenfell Campus Research Ethics Board (GC-REB), if you are affiliated with Memorial's Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook. 



230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000