Studies that involve more than minimal risk to participants are reviewed by the entire Research Ethics Board (REB) and must be submitted through the full board application process.
Studies that are greater than minimal risk may include studies such as:
Applications that have been screened and determined to be complete before the application deadline are given priority scheduling for review at the next full board meeting.
Please follow these instructions to submit a full board application to the REB:
The following documents (if applicable) will be required with your submission:
Once your application is complete, the eREB will prompt you to obtain PI and Co-I signatures. Once the last investigator has signed, the application will be submitted to the REB.
Please consider submitting your applications well in advance of your planned meeting date, in the event that screening clarifications are requested. If clarification requests are not addressed prior to the deadline for a meeting, your application will not be scheduled for review at that meeting.
Once the review is complete and all concerns have been addressed, your application will be approved for a maximum of one year, and your approval letter will be sent to you via email.
Note: This approval pertains only to the research ethics components of your study. Please ensure that all other institutional approvals and contracts have been established prior to beginning your research.
As your study progresses, please make sure to keep the REB informed of any amendments, changes, or annual renewals to your study. In addition, please ensure your annual renewals are submitted prior to the expiry of your current approval.