All researchers planning to conduct research involving human participants and wishing to collect data from Seneca staff, faculty or students, or access to existing institutional data and/or resources, must obtain administrative approval to conduct the research. Administrative permission is intended to ensure that the research does not unreasonably interfere with Seneca's operations. Permission may or may not be granted on the basis of the project's costs, efforts, risks, impacts on members of Seneca, and/or impacts on institutional resources. Administrative approval is independent of ethics approval, and vice versa.
External researchers are asked to complete the Administrative Approval Form (PDF). Administrative approval is granted by the Office of the Vice-President of Academic. Administrative approval applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. The review process can take between 10 and 30 days. Please plan your research timelines accordingly.
Internal researchers should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information about applying for administrative permission.