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February 24, 2012
"Understanding Biobanks" Cycle of Conferences
C.A.R.E. and the Research Ethics Office's REQAP Program are pleased to announce the "Understanding Biobanks" Cycle of Conferences.  All conferences will be held in the Block Amphitheatre (B-106) from 1:30-2:30PM. Conferences will be:
March 26, 2012:
"Ready to Plant the Seed?: Ethical and Legal Issues of Biobanks Deconstructed" Presented by Mr. Ma'n H. Zawati
May 11, 2012:
"Writing Biobank Policies: Essential Elements"
Presented by Ms. Emily Kirby
September 5, 2012:
'The 12 Labours of Hercules or How we Built a Centralized Biobank at the JGH"
Presented by Mr. Jonathan Jarry
November 7, 2012
"Dream an Impossible Dream? The Marriage of Data Sharing and Privacy Protection"
Presented by Mr. Yann Joly

February 3, 2012
TCPS tutorial - Course on Research Ethics (CORE)
CORE provides an applied approach to the guidance provided in TCPS 2. This self-paced course is a media-rich learning experience that features interactive exercises and multi-disciplinary examples. CORE consists of eight modules ranging from Core Principles to REB Review. It is designed primarily for the use of researchers and REB members – though anyone may take this course and print their own certificate of completion. Click here to take the tutorial.
January 3, 2012
The Research Ethics Office hours have changed
The Office opens at 7:00AM and closes at 3:30PM Monday to Thursday and at 3:00PM on Friday.
November 2011
Updated Forms!
All of the REC Downloadable Forms have been updated. The REO will only accept forms with the November 2011 version date. These forms are also available in French.
August 16, 2011
New JGH REC Consent Form Guidelines
This document is meant to be a guide for designing consent forms in the context of research that are user friendly and easy to read by the potential research participant.
February 14, 2011
Revised Tri-Council Policy Statement
The TCPS-2 was unveiled in December 2010. For more information click here.

April 7, 2011
New article by Dr. Carolyn Ells
Dr. Carolyn Ells has published an article in "The Qualitative Report" volume 16 Number 3 May 2011 881-891entitled "Communicating Qualitative Research Study Designs to Research Ethics Review Boards."  To download a copy of this article please click here.  For more information on this journal please click here.

October 1, 2009
One Stop Shop for your Research Needs
New Procedures have been established for: Ethics, Science, Feasibility, and Contracts Review. The Research Ethics Office will process all four aspects of research. For more information please contact the Research Ethics Office at local 2445.

October 1, 2009
Feasibility Committee
All research studies must be submitted to the JGH Feasibility Review Committee. The Feasibility Committee is meant to alleviate and streamline some of the tedious and repetitive submission steps required during the preparatory steps prior to the conduct of research.


Below are links to important sites with useful information:

Office of Human research Protections (OHRP) 
McGill IRB web site 
National Council on Ethics in Human Research (NCEHR)
Tri-Council Policy Statement
Good Clinical Practice: Consolidated Guideline 
NSERC Website
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Glossary of Lay Terms for Use in Preparing Consent Forms
Unité de l'éthique du Ministère de la Santé et des Services Sociaux
World Medical Association
Declaration of Helsinki