Are you conducting research with human subjects? Do you have questions about the ethics of your research project? Please do not hesitate to contact  CREO to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. The CREO Coordinator may refer you to a member of CREO’s Research Ethics Board of Directors (CREB). Our Board members have varying degrees of direct experience and/or knowledge related to a large variety of disciplines.

Please see “who we are” for the backgrounds on CREB board members. Where we do not have sufficient expertise, we will consult confidentially with outside sources.

Depending on the extent of the consultation required and on whether you intend to submit a full ethics review request, there may be a minimal charge for this service, negotiated with you in advance. This process is intended to be efficient, simple, and hassle free.
Please contact us at:

Community Research Ethics Office

c/o Centre for Community Based Research

140 Westmount Road North

Waterloo ON N2L 3G6


How can a consultation be useful for you?


  • Encourages researchers to participate in a process of ethical reflection and dialogue
  • Provides the opportunity for people to have access to ethical support for community research without having to go through a formal review process