The faculty of Tyndale University (“Tyndale”) are active scholars engaged in rigorous research, writing and publication across a range of disciplines. Tyndale supports the scholarly and creative endeavors of faculty by encouraging applications for external funding, adjudicating applications for internal research funding, maintaining high standards for the ethical conduct of research through Tyndale Research Ethics Board, and monitoring alignment with the regulatory requirements of the Canadian Tri-Agency Council and other funding bodies.
Tyndale Research Ethics Board
Tyndale is committed to ensuring that the highest ethical standards are met in the conduct of research involving living human participants. The Tyndale Research Ethics Board is the body responsible for the formal ethical review of all research at Tyndale with living human participants. Tyndale endorses the principles set out in the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2 2018).
Faculty, staff and students who wish to conduct research with living human participants must comply with Tyndale’s Research Ethics Policy. The Tri-Council Policy Statement allows certain exemptions such as observation in public places, course evaluations and internal or external organizational reports (see TCPS2 2.3 & 2.5). Minimal risk research (harm is no greater than that encountered in everyday life) is eligible for delegate review (TCPS2 6.12). Questions about Tyndale’s Research Ethics Policy may be directed to REB [at] tyndale [dot] ca.
All Research Ethics Applications are reviewed by the Tyndale Research Ethics Board:
- Dr. Ian Scott, Co-Chair
- Dr. Daniel Scott, Co-Chair
- Dr. Heather Birch
- Dr. Gerald Chan, external member
- Dr. Narry Santos
Tyndale's Research Officer: Dr. Beth Green
COVID-19 Guidance for Researchers
During the time of COVID-19 pandemic, please see research guidelines from the Office of the Provost.
Research Ethics Policy, Forms, and Resources
- Tyndale Research Ethics Policy (PDF)
- Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans
- REB Application for Ethics Review (PDF)
- Peer Review Form for Scholarly Merit (PDF)
- Annual Progress Report or Final Report (PDF)
- Secondary Use of Data (PDF)
- Request for Change (Amendment): Ethics Clearance of a Revision or Modification to an Ongoing Application (PDF)
- Student Research Information and Checklist (PDF)
- Request for Departmental Approval of Course Syllabi and Assignments (PDF)
- Checklist of Documents (PDF)
- Sample Consent Form (Word)
Responsible Conduct of Research
- Tyndale Policy: Responsible Conduct of Research
- Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research
Tri-Agency Compliance Reports and Resources
Research Support Fund
The Research Support Fund assists Canadian post-secondary institutions with the indirect costs of conducting research. Indirect costs may include expenses such as property maintenance, the provision and maintenance of space and equipment, insurance, utilities, library services, financial services, administrative support and staff services not charged directly to a funded project.
Tyndale University allocates indirect costs to the Research Support Fund grants in the following categories:
The Research Support Fund assists researchers at Tyndale by enabling access to library holdings at multiple institutions, as well as information technology resources including research data sets and repositories.
Management and Administration
The Research Support Fund covers the salaries of personnel that assist in the preparation of research grant proposals, infrastructure grant proposals, daily administration of research grants, preparation of financial and outcomes reports, strategic research planning, and the promotion of research activity and outcomes. In cases where a full-time resource is not required, a portion of the salary of those involved may be changed to the Research Support Fund commensurate with the time invested in the project.
Regulatory Requirements and Accreditation
Depending on the nature of a research project, a portion of the Research Support Fund may be applied to provide administrative support to the Research Ethics Board and to ethics training of faculty and student researchers, ensuring that research conducted at Tyndale adheres to best practices.
Depending on the nature of a research project, a portion of the Research Support Fund may be used to cover the administrative and legal costs associated with the development of commercial contracts, multi-institutional intellectual property agreements, and licensing agreements.
Research facilities at Tyndale are maintained by the faculties/schools in which they are housed. Depending on the physical space required for a research project, the Research Support Fund may be charged for proportional share of facilities costs based on square footage used. Equipment upgrades, maintenance and operating costs associated with research infrastructure acquired for a grant would be charged to the Research Support Fund.
Tyndale University Research Affiliations
The following is a list of Tyndale's Affiliated Research Organizations:
The Centre for Community-Based Research, Waterloo, ON