Research Ethics Committee
The Research Ethics Committee (REC) at the Jewish General Hospital, a McGill Affiliated Hospital, reviews all research protocols involving human subjects conducted by hospital staff. The Chair of the REC, Vasiliki Bessy Bitzas, N, PhD(C), CHPCN(C), the Chief of the Research Ethics Office, Ms. Franca Cantini , MScN, and the Chair of the Science Review Committee, Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz, Ed.D. are available to answer questions and provide educational materials. The Research Ethics Office (REO) is located in pavilion A-925 of the Jewish General Hospital, (514) 340-8222 local 2445. We encourage you to contact us from Monday to Thursday, 7:00AM to 3:30PM and Friday from 7:00AM to 3:00PM.
News and Events
September 20, 2013REC meeting CancelledDue to the server issues at the JGH on September 19, 2013 the REC/SRC meeting of September 20th has been cancelled. All protocols that were to be reviewed or reported to the REC/SRC Committee on September 20 will be reviewed or reported to the Committee on October 4th.
July 2013New Chair of the Research Ethics CommitteeAs of July 2, 2013 Ms. Vasiliki Bessy Bitzas N, PhD(C), CHPCN(C) is the new Research Ethics Committee Chair. Dr. Carolyn Ells is leaving after 7 years as Chair to pursue new interests. The Research Ethics Committee wishes Dr. Ells good luck in all her new endeavors.
November 2012 TUTORIAL IN RESEARCH ETHICS Launched in 2005, and revised in 2012, this online tutorial was developed specifically for research ethics board (REB) members and support staffs who work in the institutions of the Quebec health and social services network. While the online tutorial deals with numerous pertinent national- and international-level issues and texts in the regulation of ethical research, it focuses on those issues and texts that are of particular concern in the Quebec context.http://didacticiel.ethique.msss.gouv.qc.ca/?lang=en