Regulatory approval

You'll require regulatory approval if your research involves human participants, animals, or if you will be using research materials that require biosafety, radiation safety or hazardous materials or diving registration.

You must have these approvals in place before funds are released and your research begins. The review of your application involves several steps and can take several weeks, so please begin the process as soon as possible.

Human research ethics

For research involving human participants or human biological materials please see the human ethics page.

Animal Ethics

For research involving animals, please see Research and Teaching with Animals (Animal Care Committee).

Financial COI Compliance for US Public Health Service Agencies

Information for applicants and grant holders on the US Public Health Service PHS agencies.

A number of US Public Health Service (PHS) agencies, including NIH, have implemented stringent new training and reporting requirements for significant Financial Conflicts of Interest (FCOI) that affect all investigators and co-investigators, their spouses and their dependent children. Click the below link for more information

Financial COI Compliance for US Public Health Service Agencies

If you'll be using research materials that require biosafety, radiation safety or hazardous materials or diving registration please see the following Occupational Health, Safety and Environment pages:

If you have any questions, including whether a regulatory approval is required, please contact the research ethics staff listed below.

Human ethics:
Human Research Ethics Assistant
Tel: 250-472-4545
Email: ethics@uvic.ca 

Animal ethics:
Animal Care Services Liaison
Tel: 250-853-3187
Email: acsc@uvic.ca 

Other safety approvals
OHSE general office
Tel: 250-721-6359
Email: ohs@uvic.ca