Terms of reference
The Board will approve, reject, propose modifications to, or terminate any proposed or ongoing research involving human subjects which is conducted within, or by members of, Mount Allison University, using the considerations set forth in the Tri-Council (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR) Policy Statement on Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS2) as the minimum standard. 

Membership
The Research Ethics Board has seven members.

Six faculty or librarians, elected by the Senate (according to specified criteria):

  • Barb Clayton (2017-2020)
  • Erik Edson (2016-2019)
  • Nancy Garon (2017-2020)
  • Lisa Dawn Hamilton (Chair) (2017-2019)
  • Nathaniel Johnston (2017-2019)
  • Erin Steuter (2017-2019)

One member who has no affiliation with the institution, elected by the Senate:

  • Nancy Williamson (2016-2019)

At  least  two  members  must  have  broad  expertise  in  the  methods  or  areas  of research that are covered by the REB.

At least one member must be knowledgeable in ethics.

Both men and women must be represented.

The REB will work with the Senate Committee on Committees in identifying nominees for vacancies.

Before  the  start  of  the  next  academic  year,  the  Committee  will  elect  one  of the faculty or librarians to be chair of the Committee, and the Committee on Committees will be informed.

The  Director,  Office  of  Research  Services,  attends  meetings  as  a  resource person to the committee.

Quorum
At least four elected members.