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    Health Sciences North Research Ethics Board

    PLEASE READ - HSN REB COVID-19 FAQ *Updated 17/03/20*

    The purpose of the Health Sciences North Research Ethics Board (HSN REB) is to protect the rights and welfare of human participants in research. The Board reviews all research proposals for projects conducted at Health Sciences North (HSN), the Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI) and the St. Joseph’s Health Centre (SJHC) institutions. 

    As specified in the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS2), in the context of both initial and continuing research ethics review, the HSN REB assesses the ethical acceptability of a research project through consideration of the foreseeable risks, the potential benefits and the ethical implications of the project.

    Guiding Principles

    The HSN REB is guided by the core principles cited in the TCPS2 Article 1.1.

    • Respect for Persons
    • Concern for Welfare
    • Justice

    Application Process

    The HSN REB meets the first Monday of the month, or if the first Monday falls on a holiday, then the following Monday, or as called by the Chair. Note: The HSN REB does not meet in August.

    For Full Board Review

    This level of review is required for all research that the REB regards as posing more than minimal risk. Research materials are to be submitted no later than 4pm on the 15th of the month for consideration at the REB meeting held the following month. In the case that the 15th falls on a holiday or weekend, then next business day will be considered the deadline date.

    For Delegated Review

    Ethics applications filed with the REB normally receive delegated review by a member of the REB if the research poses only minimal risk (i.e., questionnaires, chart review, surveys, etc.). These applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no deadline for submission. Turnaround time is generally 2 weeks, but will depend on the complexity of the study or if there are major omissions.

    Where to Submit

    Hard copies can be brought to the Research Services Office, located on the 3rd floor of the Northeast Cancer Centre – Room 32007. Or they can be sent through interoffice mail. For questions, or to submit your application by email, please contact reb@hsnsudbury.ca or you can reach us by phone at 705-523-7100, ext. 2409

    For more information please see the Letter of Information to Investigators.

    Forms

    Initial Application

    HSN REB Application

    Request for Program Approval

    Request for Program Approval
    Request for Program Approval - Health Records
    Request for Program Approval - Pharmacy
    Request for Program Approval – Clinical Research Support

    HSN REB Information

    Meeting Schedule and Where to Submit
    Letter of Information to Investigators
    HSN Public REB Membership List
    HSN Research Ethics Board Fees Memo

    Guidance Documents

    Amendment Request Form Guidelines
    Annual Renewal - Final Report Guidelines
    Consent Form Template
    Consent Form Checklist
    Protocol Template
    Study Change in Status Form Guidelines
    Waivers and Alterations of the Informed Consent Process – Guidance Document
    Unanticipated Problem Report Form Guidelines

    Additional Forms

    Amendment Request Form
    Annual Renewal - Final Report Form
    Request for Acknowledgement Form
    Study Change in Status Form
    Unanticipated Problem Form
    Updated IB-PM Form

    Health Sciences North/Laurentian University Reciprocity Agreement

    Request For Reciprocal Review Of Human Participant Research Form
    Reciprocal Agreement Policy
    Frequently Asked Questions

     

    Contact Information

    Research Services Office
    Level 3, NECC
    41 Ramsey Lake Road
    Sudbury, ON P3E 5J1
    reb@hsnsudbury.ca 
    705-523-7100 ext. 2409