Reviews research proposals involving human participants and is mandatory for CMCC affiliated research.
The level of review for each project is determined by the Office of Research Administration (ORA) at the time of registration, according to its own procedures and to the Tri-Council Policy Statement, which governs research involving human participants in Canada. Once it has received a project, ORA will determine whether the project qualifies for expedited review or whether it must be reviewed by committee.
Note that for external submissions, the Research Ethics Board charges a fee for review. Please contact the Board.ca for more information. If a project is not approved, it may be considered for resubmission with changes and may be subject to re-review up to three times.
When a project has been approved, a pdf file of a Certificate of REB Approval will be emailed to the Contact Investigator. It is the responsibility of the investigators to keep this document on file, as it contains: the Project Number, an identifier assigned at the time a project is submitted to the ORA; an REB Approval number, assigned at the time that the project was given ethical approval, and; the duration of approval.
Investigators must report on the status of their project, using the Project Report or Closure form provided below, by the expiry date listed on the certificate. Projects for which the expiry date has been reached, but for which the ORA has not received a status report, will be deemed closed, and will no longer be considered approved to continue testing.
Here are the CMCC templates for the Application to Involve Human Participants in Research. See the italicized descriptions for more information: