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Research Ethics Committees as Mechanisms of Protection in Biomedical Research

Division of Ethics, Science and Society Sector for Social and Human Sciences UNESCO   New Title “Research Ethics Committees as mechanisms of protection in biomedical research” edited by Civitas in collaboration with the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics at the University of Barcelona under the direction of Professor Maria Casado.   Just published in the collection “bioethical […]

FDA Issues Final Guidance on IRB Continuing Review

FDA has issued the final guidance, “IRB Continuing Review after Clinical Investigation Approval.”  This guidance is intended to assist institutional review boards (IRBs) in carrying out their continuing review responsibility under 21 CFR 56.108(a) and 56.109(f) by providing recommendations regarding the criteria, process, and frequency of continuing review to assure the protection of the rights and […]

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU): Roles and Responsibilities in the Management of Federal Grants and Awards

Upcoming Consultations on New AgreementThe three federal granting agencies—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)—have been working to update and strengthen the current MOU which has been renamed the “Agreement on the Administration of Agency Grants […]

Protocole d’entente sur les rôles et responsabilités en matière de gestion des subventions et des bourses fédérales

Consultation à venir sur la nouvelle ententeLes trois organismes subventionnaires fédéraux, soit les Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, le Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada et le Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada, ont mis à jour et renforcé le protocole d’entente actuel qui a été […]


Deadline for Submission – March 16, 2012 Description: The President’s Award is presented to a current or former CAREB member for their outstanding contribution and commitment to enhancing the protection of human research participants and to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the processes of ethical review of research with humans, thus advancing CAREB’s objectives. Nomination […]

Final Consultation on the Best Practices for Health Research Involving Children and Adolescents

We are pleased to inform you that we are now launching the final consultation on the Best Practices for Health Research Involving Children and Adolescents. The project started in 2008, aiming at assisting research ethics boards and health researchers in dealing with paediatric populations. After the first draft of the Best Practices had been developed, […]

Save the Date! CAREB-ACCER 2012 National Conference, April 26-28 Toronto, Ontario

SAVE THE DATE! The 2012 CAREB Annual General Meeting and National Conference  and preconference workshops will be held at the  Intercontinental Toronto Centre Hotel from April 26-28, 2012.   The theme of the conference is “Knowledge Translation of Research Ethics” and an exciting agenda is planned.   Our keynote speakers are Jennifer Stoddardt, Privacy Commissioner of Canada; Seth Mnookin, lecturer at MIT and author […]