Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

Cultural Studies

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

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Unit Research Ethics Board

The CUST Unit REB is charged by the Queen’s University General Research Ethics Board (GREB) with providing initial research ethics review for Cultural Studies research that involves human participants in accordance with GREB Policy – “Unit REB Policies & Procedures”. The bulk of this work is carried out electronically, using the Queen’s Human Ethics Application e-System (TRAQ/Romeo). The CUST REB meets on an as-needed basis to deal with non-routine applications or questions of general policy.

Other duties include:

  • Raising the profile and understanding of research ethics issues and procedures among members of the CUST community. This includes annual presentations about research ethics and the review process in the SPEAKS series.
  • Making and revising ethics-related policies, to be approved by Steering and included in the CUST policy document.
  • Presenting a regular report to Steering, via the CUST REB Chair or delegate.
  • Ensuring that appropriate expertise is available for reviewing applications, by maintaining a pool of faculty who have done the training for ethics review.

Chair

Richard Day (Dept. of Global Development Studies)

Policies

 To ensure a smooth and expedient review process, please note the following points:

  • Please note that all submissions to GREB must be done on-line. The TRAQ/Romeo interface that is provided by the Office of Research Services is by and large user friendly. If you have any questions or trouble signing in please contact the TRAQ/Romeo Sustainment team by sending email to traq@queensu.ca or by calling tel. 533.6000 ext. 78426.
  • It is vital that you provide enough turnaround time for the internal REB process and GREB review, particularly if you are dealing with sensitive issues and vulnerable populations.

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