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.

NOTE:  Medical students and/or residents and faculty are required to submit applications for ethics review to the HREB for research related to medical and/or health education, such as studies that examine training and/or competencies for medical residents and/or other health care professionals in nursing or medicine, as well as studies involving patients as participants, and the secondary use of clinical data, biological samples, or medical records. Health research does not include tests on non-healthcare equipment or tools to be used by humans (such as automobile or helicopter safety studies, or human kinetic research to establish safety parameters for sports equipment or training).  If in doubt, please email before submitting an application.

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

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.