BREB reduces COVID safety requirements

Effective February 14, 2023, the Behavioural Research Ethics Board (BREB) has reduced its COVID safety requirements for conducting in-person research. While continuing to be concerned for the safety of research participants, the BREB will no longer require researchers to submit Safe Research Plans for in-person research, except in the following circumstances: 

  • Research with immunocompromised individuals  
  • Research taking place internationally 
  • Case-by-case high risk situations (researchers will be notified by the BREB) 

Consultations in advance of submitting an ethics application are still required for all students who are planning to travel outside Canada.
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