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When should I submit my application? Does the REB have a submission deadline?

In most cases, applications are reviewed as they come in. The RDC REB does not have designated meeting times.  Please try to submit your application at least two weeks prior to the start date of your research project.  Ethics application reviews typically take 10 business days to complete; a review may take longer if modifications or clarifications are requested. 

The REB is rarely able to accommodate “rush” or “last minute” reviews.  The majority of REB reviewers are faculty members; as such, they are subject to the same press on their time as other faculty, which makes some times during the year a bit more difficult to accommodate expedited review requests.   

The REB is able to review applications September through June.  We can still accept applications in July and August, though due to vacation schedules of the reviewers. The ten day turnaround time is not always guaranteed.  If received by August 20, Course-Based Student Research application reviews for the Fall term will be completed by the start of classes.

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RDC Main Campus 
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Main Phone: 403.342.3400
Toll-free: 1.888.732.4630 (in Canada only)
Email: inquire [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca


RDC Main Campus Location
100 College Boulevard | Box 5005
Red Deer, Alberta | T4N 5H5