Research Ethics Board (REB)
The Research Ethics Board (REB) is responsible for human subject Research Ethics Reviews, and meets quarterly in January, April, August and November and will review Applications for Ethics approval at that time.
GPRC Research & Innovation provides Secretariat Services to the Research Ethics Board and assists with the development and implementation of Human Subject Research Ethics Reviews and Processes.
Institutions shall establish or appoint REB(s) to review the ethical acceptability of all research involving
humans conducted within their jurisdiction or under their auspices, that is, by their faculty, staff or students,
regardless of where the research is conducted, in accordance with this Policy [Article 6.1 TCPS2].
- At least two (2) members have expertise in relevant research disciplines, fields and methodologies covered by the REB
- At least one (1) member is knowledgeable in ethics
- At least one (1) member is knowledgeable in the relevant law (but that member should not be the institution’s legal counsel or risk manager). This is mandatory for biomedical research and is advisable, but not mandatory for other areas of research
- At least one (1) community member who has no affiliation with the institution.
- NOTE 1: It is advisable that each member be appointed to formally fulfill the requirements of only one of the above categories.
- NOTE 2: To ensure the independence of REB decision making, institutional senior administrators shall not serve on the REB.
||The Chair must be a GPRC faculty member. The Chair will provide overall leadership for the REB and to facilitate the REB review process, based on institutional policies and procedures and this Policy.
|Membership Appointed By
||Vice President Academics and Research
|Membership Approved By
For additional information about conducting research involving human subjects at GPRC, contact the Research Ethics Board Chair: