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Graduate Studies Calendar 2012-2013 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/ethics for information about the ethics approval process.

J.2 Theses

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

Once all the examiners have signed the approval pages, the student must submit signed original approval page, a Departmental Clearance for Convocation for Thesis Students form that is appropriately signed, a Thesis Submission Cover Sheet and a Library and Archives Canada Non-Exclusive Licence to Reproduce Theses form, to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The thesis must be submitted electronically to the University of Calgary Theses Repository, the Vault. All theses will be harvested by the Library and Archives Canada.

Note: Copies of the thesis approval or ethics approval pages with signatures should not be included in the thesis. They need to be submitted as supporting documents.

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.

Note: Effective September 28, 2012, all theses must be submitted electronically to the University of Calgary Theses Repository, the Vault.

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.