The Research Ethics Board (REB) adopts a proportionate approach to ethics review such that the level of REB review is determined by the level of risk presented by the research. Thus, there are two levels of REB review possible for brand new studies: Full Board review and Delegated review (expedited). For example, clinical trials fall under Full Board review, whereas minimal risk studies fall under Delegated review.
For Full Board review, the submission deadline is 3 weeks prior to the monthly REB meeting. Please see the 'Submission Deadlines and Meeting Dates' tab. Submissions for Delegated review can be sent in at all times. However, at the discretion of the REB Chair, the study may be assigned to Full Board review.
All submissions, regardless of review level, must by sent in both electronic format and hard copy to the REB Office. Paper copies should be delivered to room 7-2029, Building 7 Level 2 and electronic copies should be sent to @email.
Please click on the following link to access the REB Submission Process Flow Chart:
Mailed or delivered in person:
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
Research Ethics Board
Building 7, Level 2, Room 7-2029
700 Gordon Street.