MUHC Research Ethics Board (REB) Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's)

NEW MUHC REB SOP
 

New SOPs adopted by the MUHC REB

New standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the Research Ethics Board (CER) of the McGill University Health Center (MUHC) will be in effect as of March 20, 2020. The SOPs codify the practice and lay out the regulatory requirements for conducting research with human beings under the auspices of the MUHC. The SOPs were developed based on the national model made available by CAREB-ACCER and N2 and by integrating the specifications present in the normative framework of the Province of Quebec. This was made possible thanks to the efforts of a working group supported by the CATALIS initiative that brought together representatives from two other university health centre (CHU).

The new SOPs replace the ​corresponding sections of the 2010 Regulatory Framework in Health Research at the McGill University Health Centre and are an update to the REB SOPs in effect since 2017. The SOPs are available in French and English on the MUHC REB website and can be consulted by research teams, commercial sponsors, and any other interested stakeholder.

The harmonization of our SOPs with those of other sites will make it possible for researchers who have projects ongoing at other sites to be confident that they meet the requirements of those sites whose logo has been affixed to the version of the SOPs found on the MUHC REB website. At this point, this includes the CHUM and the CHU Sainte-Justine. Other sites within the Quebec healthcare network (RSSS) are similarly in the process of adopting the harmonized SOPs.

We would like to recognize the spirit of sharing and collaboration that has enabled this accomplishment. Please note that additional training material will proximately be made available on the MUHC REB website.

 

Summary of changes

Other documents

MUHC REB SOPs

REB SOP #

title

effective date

100 General Administration (101-108)

101.001

Authority and Purpose

2020-03-20

102.001

Research Requiring REB Review

2020-03-20

103.001

Training and Education

2020-03-20

104.001

Management of REB Support Staff

2020-03-20

105A.001

Conflicts of Interest – REB Members and Support Staff

2020-03-20

105B.001

Conflicts of Interest – Researcher

2020-03-20

105C.001

Conflicts of Interest – Board of Directors

2020-03-20

106.001

Signatory Authority

2020-03-20

107.001

Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

2020-03-20

108.001

Standard Operating Procedures Maintenance

2020-03-20

200 REB Organization (201-204)

201.001

Composition of the REB

2020-03-20

202.001

Management of REB Membership

2020-03-20

203.001

Duties of REB Members

2020-03-20

204.001

REB Support Staff Serving as REB Members

TBA

300 Functions and Operations (301-303)

301.001

REB Submission Requirements and Administrative Review

2020-03-20

302.001

REB Meeting Administration

2020-03-20

303.001

Document Management

2020-03-20

350.001

(MUHC REB only)

Billing for services provided to private enterprise by the MUHC REB 
(In French, English version coming soon)

2020-03-20

400 Reviews of Research (401-409)

401.001-1

REB Review Decisions

2020-03-20

402.001

Delegated Review

2020-03-20

403.001-1

Initial Review – Criteria for REB Approval

2020-03-20

404.001-1

Recruitment and Informed Consent Requirements

2020-03-20

405A.001-1

Ongoing REB Review Activities

2020-03-20

405B.001

Continuing Review

TBA

406.001

Annual Review – Renewal of REB Approval

2020-03-20

407.001

Suspension or Termination of REB Approval

2020-03-20

408.001

Research Completion

2020-03-20

409.001

Communication of REB Decisions

2020-03-20

500 Reviews requiring Special Consideration (501-504)

501.001-1

REB Review During Publicly Declared Emergencies

2020-03-20

502.001

Biobanks

TBA

503.001

Multisite Research

TBA

504.001

Research on Assisted Reproductive Technologies

TBA

600 Researcher Qualifications and Responsibilities (601)

601.001

Researcher Qualifications and Responsibilities

2020-03-20

700 Quality Control (701-702)

701.001

Quality Assurance

2020-03-20

702.001

Non-Compliance with the Responsible Conduct of Research

2020-03-20