Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

Cultural Studies

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

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Cultural Studies Unit REB Mandate

The CUST 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). The CUST Unit REB meets on an as-needed basis to deal with non-routine applications or questions of general policy.

Duties of the Cultural Studies Unit REB

  • Raising the profile and understanding of research ethics issues and procedures among members of the CUST community
  • 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 chair of the Unit REB committee or delegate
  • Ensuring that appropriate expertise is available for reviewing applications, by maintaining and mentoring a pool of faculty and students who have done the training for ethics review

Membership

Composition The CUST Unit REB includes at least one CUST Faculty Member as well as students and staff members as appropriate and available. The chair is a faculty member, chosen by the Steering Committee. The chair acts as the signing authority on the ROMEO system and liaises with GREB. Student members contribute to the ethics review by reading the applications and providing comments through email and/or face to face meeting to the chair. The chair collates all of the comments, and provides them via the ROMEO system and/or in face-to-face meetings.”

Members

Chair: Dorit Naaman (Dept. of Film and Media)

Members: Lisa Guenther, Lois Klassen, Morgan Oddie, Geraldine King, Claude Bock, Ky Pearce