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Graduate Student Risk Assessment

The Graduate Student Risk Assessment Guidelines of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) serve to assist graduate students in identifying appropriate health and safety considerations and preventative efforts prior to departing for field activities. In concert with the Graduate Student Risk Assessment Form, graduate students should review these guidelines with their faculty supervisor. Assessing risk is a critical step in determining necessary hazard controls and other mitigation required for specific research activities.

Graduate students undertaking research for graduate courses, major research papers, theses, or dissertations involving human participants are required to follow the appropriate procedures and obtain ethics approval before conducting research activities.

Completion of the Form TD1: Thesis/Dissertation Research Proposal initiates the risk assessment process for most graduate students.

Step 1: Complete the Form TD1: Thesis/Dissertation Research Proposal. If the proposed research poses elevated risk to yourself as the researcher requiring further health and safety considerations, proceed to Step 2.

Step 2: Consult the Graduate Student Risk Assessment Guidelines for information regarding risk assessment and planning. Once completed, proceed to Step 3.

Step 3: Complete the Graduate Student Risk Assessment Form using the MoveOn Database. Once completed, proceed to Step 4.

Step 4: Download a PDF version of your completed Graduate Student Risk Assessment Form using MoveOn to include in your Form TD1: Thesis/Dissertation Research Proposal submission to your graduate program.

By completing the Graduate Student Risk Assessment Form, the risk assessment process is complete by way of attestation, with no approvals required following the Graduate Student Risk Assessment Guidelines.

  • To access all ethics protocol forms and details, please visit Research Ethics.
  • Questions regarding the risk assessment process and appropriate forms can be directed to the Academic Affairs Officer by visiting our FGS Staff Directory.

If the proposed research poses elevated risk to yourself as the researcher requiring further health and safety considerations, you must consult the Graduate Student Risk Assessment Guidelines and complete the Graduate Student Risk Assessment Form.

Step 1: Complete the relevant ethics forms appropriate to your individual project. If the proposed research poses elevated risk to yourself as the researcher requiring further health and safety considerations, proceed to Step 2.

Step 2: Consult the Graduate Student Risk Assessment Guidelines for information regarding risk assessment and planning. Once completed, proceed to Step 3.

Step 3: Complete the Graduate Student Risk Assessment Form using the MoveOn Database. Once completed, proceed to Step 4.

Step 4: Download a PDF version of your completed Graduate Student Risk Assessment Form using MoveOn to include in your submission to your graduate program.

By completing the Graduate Student Risk Assessment Form, the risk assessment process is complete by way of attestation, with no approvals required following the Graduate Student Risk Assessment Guidelines.

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