The purpose of the GEASC is to facilitate submissions to the University’s Non-Medical Research Ethics Board (NMREB). The GEASC Committee will review a student’s application prior to submission of the formal application to the NMREB. The GEASC members (Table 1) are available to advise students on research ethics issues generally and specifically, to help the student successfully complete the NMREB ethics application process with a minimum of error and delay.
The GEASC is for all Geography graduate students and undergraduate students (e.g. Geog 4900/01E) who are planning to conduct research involving human subjects. You are strongly advised to use the GEASC although strictly speaking you can submit through your advisor directly to the NMREB.
The following students need not submit to GEASC or NMREB:
Apply as early as possible. The NMREB meets once a month, usually near the beginning of the month. GEASC deadlines are set at approximately two weeks prior to the NMREB submission deadline to allow time for feedback, revision and resubmission to the GEASC, if required. Two weeks will typically be enough time to deal with any issues that arise, but should the GEASC advise changes that cannot be completed before the next NMREB date, the application may still be submitted a month hence. The Graduate Assistant will forward completed ethics forms to GEASC members (see Table 1) soon after they are received. Thus we highly recommend that you submit well before the GEASC deadline (Table 2).
|Member||Room Number||Telephone Number|
|Godwin Arku||SSC 2427||661-2111 ext. 85343|
|Belinda Dodson||SSC 2413||661-2111 ext. 87319|
|GEASC Deadlines||NMREB Submission Deadline||NMREB Meeting|