Compliance & Ethics
Abacus holds the Library’s collection of open and licensed data sets from around the world, primarily public use microdata (PUMFs) from censuses, other social and health surveys, public opinion polls, and spatial data for GIS.
COI/COC Declaration Support
Supports the completion of mandatory Conflict of Interest (COI)/Conflict of Commitment (COC) declarations, which must be completed by all faculty and principal investigators annually or when appointments or circumstances change substantially.
Human Ethics Review: Behavioural
Supports the process of obtaining required BREB (behavioural research ethics board) review and approval for any research involving human subjects. Researchers will be able to access ethics applications through the Researcher Information Services (RISe) website.
Human Ethics Review: Clinical
Supports the process of obtaining required CREB (clinical research ethics board) review and approval for any research that involves surgery, clinical interventions, exercise programs, and/or the analysis of clinical data. Consultations are available for general inquiries, minimal risk post-approval activities, SAEs, and fee payment.
Animal Care Consultation
Consultation service offered to both UBC Okanagan and Vancouver researchers to ensure researchers conform to mandatory guidelines regarding animal care when conducting research involving animals. Assists researchers in obtaining an animal care certificate.
Biohazardous Materials Application (Biosafety Certification)
Consultation service on the application process for all facilities that involve biohazardous materials. Applications are to be reviewed and approved by the UBC Biosafety Committee prior to the start of the research project.
Research Information Services (RISe)
Research Information Services (RISe) is an online research administration tool that allows researchers to interact with their research teams, administrators, and reviewers. RISe also allows researchers to submit and access their ethics applications.
Borealis, the Canadian Dataverse Repository
UBC Dataverse is a free research data repository for faculty, students and staff. The platform makes it possible for researchers to deposit data, create appropriate metadata, obtain DOIs for permanent links, and maintain version control of their datasets.
This service provides copyright information consultations to researchers on the deposit of works in open repositories.
cIRcle is UBC’s open access digital repository for published and unpublished material created by the UBC community and its partners, including faculty, students, and staff. It aims to showcase and preserve UBC’s unique intellectual output by making content freely available to anyone, anywhere via the web.