Research Ethics

Ethics at Laurentian Overview

Laurentian University's Research Ethics Board (LUREB) is a committee that reviews all research involving human participants. Their review is based upon the perspective of protecting human subjects involved in research protocols. LUREB’s role thus ensures compliance with the Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS2). The committee is concerned primarily with ensuring that all research projects and practices respect the three core principles of the TCPS 2 (2014) which are, respect for persons, concern for welfare and justice throughout the life of the project.  LUREB membership consists of multidisciplinary faculty with various areas of expertise in research, graduate students, as well as community members.

Please contact Stephanie Harris (ext. 3681), if you have questions about:

  • An application currently under review
  • The ongoing status of an up-to-date approval
  • Consulting on an application
  • A presentation for your class about research ethics.  

Laurentian University maintains and supports a policy for the responsible care and use of animals in research. Animal related research allows us to gain knowledge essential to preventing and curing human and animal disease, eliminating pain and suffering, and in teaching for the purpose of scientific and technical education. Laurentian University co-operates and complies with all agencies in Canada regulating the use of laboratory animals. Learn more 


Contact Information


Rod Jouppi

Animal Care Facility, R-101

rjouppi@laurentian. ca

Phone: 705-675-1151 (2438 )

Director and Veterinarian

Animal Care Facility

Chris Blomme

Animal Care Facility, R-101

Phone: 705-675-1151 (2115)


Animal Care Facility

Nicole Paquette

Animal Care Facility R-101


Phone: 705-675-1151 (1032)



Animal Care Facility

Stephanie Harris      

Office of Research Services



Phone: 705-675-1151 (3681)

 Ethics Officer


If you have questions, please contact Pauline Zanetti at extension 2436 or at 

Safety standards are designed to reduce the inherent risks in the handling of dangerous materials and potentially dangerous procedures or practices. All laboratories can be inherently dangerous places and the attitudes and actions of those who work in the laboratory determine their own safety and that of their colleagues and, ultimately, that of the community. Different standards are set for different levels of risk.  High levels of risk require more stringent standards than lower levels of risks. Laboratory equipment and design have become more sophisticated and safer, but safe operation still depends on properly trained and genuinely concerned personnel, who are safety conscious at all times.

For certification for projects using bio-hazards or radiation, please contact Gail Cowper-Benoit at ext. 3061 or by email at

Policies, Forms, Standard Operating Procedures and other Ethics-Related Resources