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Graduate Studies Calendar 2011-2012 Academic Regulations J. Research and Theses
J. Research and Theses
J.1 Research and Ethics Approval All research involving human subjects, animals or biohazards must receive ethics clearance from the appropriate University of Calgary Research Ethics Board. There are two Conjoint Research Ethics Boards, the Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board for the Faculties of Kinesiology, Medicine and Nursing, and the Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board for all other Faculties.

The appropriate department or Faculty ethics review committee first reviews research proposals involving human subjects. After the department or Faculty ethics review committee is satisfied, the proposal is sent to the appropriate Conjoint Research Ethics Board with a recommendation for approval.

Graduate students should consult with their departments or graduate programs, and review the Research Ethics site  at http://www.ucalgary.ca/research/compliance/ethics for information about the ethics approval process.

J.2 Theses

Complete information on the formatting, printing, binding and distribution of the thesis is contained in the Faculty of Graduate Studies Thesis Guidelines, available at http://www.grad.ucalgary.ca//policies/thesis.

Once all the examiners have signed the approval pages, the student must submit one unbound copy of the thesis, the signed original approval page, a Departmental Clearance for Convocation for Thesis Students form that is appropriately signed, a Thesis Distribution form and a University of Calgary Partial Copyright Licence form, to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The Faculty of Graduate Studies will arrange to have the unbound thesis deposited in the University of Calgary Archives.

A second copy of the thesis, submitted in electronic format or as an unbound printed copy, with a Library and Archives Canada Subject Term Classification form and a Library and Archives Canada Non-Exclusive Licence to Reproduce Theses, will become part of the national thesis database and available from the Library and Archives Canada. (See the Thesis Guidelines for further information about the submission format.) The Faculty of Graduate Studies will arrange to have the thesis submitted to the Library and Archives Canada.

Note: Copies of the thesis approval or ethics approval pages with signatures should not be included in submissions to the Library and Archives Canada.

The student may decide not to have a copy of the thesis submitted to the Library and Archives Canada. This decision must be made when the thesis is submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The Faculty of Graduate Studies will not be responsible for later submission of the thesis to the Library and Archives Canada.

The student is responsible for the costs of printing and binding the required number of copies of the thesis, and for having the required number of copies bound.

Students must continue to pay the appropriate tuition and general fees until all degree requirements, including the submission of the thesis to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, have been completed.