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If you and your supervisor consider your study to have only minimal risks for research participants, you do not need to submit your "Ethics Form 2: Individualized Protocol" to anyone else. Minimal risk studies in PSYC 4000 have been granted ethics approval through the Generic Protocol for Course Related Research that will be submitted by the PSYC 4000 thesis workshop coordinator.
If you and your supervisor deem that the research involves more than minimal risk to the research participants and if your supervisor does not have ethical approval for this work, your protocol form must be submitted for approval to the Department of Psychology's Research Ethics Board. You can only proceed once you have received this approval.
If you are using the Undergraduate Research Participant Pool (URPP), also complete the “Supervisor’s Approval for the student’s use of the URPP” form (found at the end of this document) with your supervisor and submit the completed form with your request to use the URPP.
3. All data collected as part of your thesis must be safely stored for a minimum of 2 years.
You must also make arrangements with your supervisor to store other relevant documentation such as signed Informed Consent forms (ICFs).
When you pick up the binder for the final copy of your thesis in April, you must sign the “Ethics Form 3: Confirmation and Reporting” provided by the undergraduate studies office indicating that you are properly storing research information.
POSTSCRIPT If you have any suggestions about how this thesis handbook can be improved or ideas about how to improve the life of thesis students, please send them to Dr. Susan Murtha (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Revised September, 2010 Psychology Honours Student Data Sheet
B. Which Psychology courses will you complete next?
C. What do you hope to be doing next after you graduate? What kind of job? Or what graduate programme? Or travel where?
D. What computer experience do you have? What word processing package(s) do you use?
Are you familiar with any of the statistical software (e.g. SPSS, SAS)?
A. If you were to do a thesis, what topics or areas of interest would be most attractive?
B. What sort of special skills, interests, or characteristics do you have? (e.g. second language, volunteer, work research experience).
C. What potential research populations do you have special access to?
PSYC 4000 – Supervisor’s approval for the student’s use of the URPP The research being conducted by __________________________ (print student’s name) is in partial fulfillment of research project being conducted for the Psychology 4000 course. All Psychology 4000 students conducting research involving minimum risk have received ethics approval through the generic ethics protocol that was submitted for this course. This generic protocol was approved by the Department of Psychology’s Research Ethics Board (REB).
The only additional approval must come from the thesis supervisor. As the thesis supervisor, I attest that this student has (1) completed the Introductory Tutorial for the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS) (2) completed “Ethics Form 2: Individualized Protocol,” which I have read and approved.
Supervisor’s name (please print) ___________________________ _____________________________
Supervisor signature Student signature