Research Ethics

The MUHC currently has a single REB with 5 specialized panels :

  • PED
  • NEURO-PSY
  • CT1
  • CT2
  • CTGQ

Download Schedule of REB meetings

Restructuring the Ethics Review Function at the MUHC

The centre for Applied Ethics was created in April 2014 as part of a broad restructuring of ethics services at the MUHC.  The 9 Research Ethics Boards (REBs) as well as research ethics support services have been part of this exercise.   Changes to the REB structure come into effect April 1, 2015.  These will not affect the general principles of how research involving humans is approved.  However, these changes aim at increasing efficiency while maintaining high quality review of research.  

  • There is one MUHC REB and 5 specialised panels
  • The 5 specialised panels will conduct both Science and Ethics review and will meet twice a month on average;
  • Submission deadlines are abolished;
  • The CAE staff will conduct pre-reviews of all studies to ensure 
  • completeness, 
  • minimal quality of documents submitted and 
  • assess level of risk and initiate delegated review of minimal risk studies (instead of full board reviews).

5 Panels of the MUHC-REB

Pediatrics (PED):
  • All projects involving minors
 
Clinical Trials 1 (CT1):
  • Oncology
  • Radiation-oncology
  • ObGyn
  • Urology
  • Palliative care research associated to oncology
 
Cells, tissues, genetics & qualitative research (CTGQ):
  • Genetics
  • Bio banking and registries
  • Research on cells and tissues
  • Experimental  cell therapies
  • Pathology
  • New reproductive technologies
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Epidemiology and 
  • Qualitative research
Neurosciences-Psychiatry (NEURO-PSY):
All projects in:
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
 
Clinical Trials 2 (CT2):
  • Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Endocrinology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology
  • Devices
  • Infectious diseases
  • Chronic illness
  • Respiratory and
  • Transplant
 
 
 
 

 

MUHC REB Chair: Eugene Bereza

MUHC - Personne Mandatée: Marie Hirtle

Panels

Co-chairs:

REB Coordination 

PEDS

Lori Seller, Jane McDonald 

Elizabeth Craven

NEURO-PSY

Eugene Bereza, Marie-Josée Brouillette

Linda Zegarelli 

CT1

Michael Thirlwell, Terry Chow 

Esther Boyle 

CT2 

Bertrand Lebouché, Thomas Maniatis, Sonya Page

Sheldon Levy / Jean-Frédéric Ménard, Nicky Fraser

CTGQ

Marie HirtleJames Ellasus 

 



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