Research Ethics Policies & Guidelines

York University research ethics policies are intended to serve as joint protection for the researcher, the study participant, and the University in order to ensure attention to various rights and responsibilities of the respective parties to the research endeavour.  It is the policy of York University to ensure the ethical conduct of research involving human participants and to comply in full with the Tri-Council Policy Statement on Research Involving Human Participants (December 2014) as it may be amended from time to time. The policy – The Senate Policy on Research Involving Human Participants - applies to all Faculties and the University Libraries, and to all research involving human participants, human remains, cadavers, tissues, biological fluids, embryos, and fetuses.  Obtain the full text of the Senate Policy.

Human Participants:

Forms

Guidelines

Should you have any questions, please contact Wendy Jokhoo at x 55201 or Alison Collins-Mrakas at x 55914.

Animals:

More information on policies and procedures, as well as forms & documents, is available for the York University community on the YULink website.

Biological Agents:

More information on policies and procedures, as well as forms & documents, is available for the York University community on the YULink website.