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CAREB-ACCER Survey of Research Ethics Administration and Research Ethics Board Practices

CAREB-ACCER often receives various questions about REBs and their functioning via email and via the Association’s online Forum.  To help answer some of those questions, and to learn more about the REB community and the work of REB administrators in particular, we are conducting a scan of REB functioning and workloads across Canada. We encourage […]


NEWS – REB SOPs v3 Release of the Third Version of the N2/CAREB-ACCER REB SOPs The N2 and CAREB-ACCER organizations are pleased to announce the release of the third version of the Canadian REB SOPs – the English language version is available now with the French language version to follow. The REB SOPs are specific […]

Call for Nominations to the CAREB-ACCER Board of Directors

Are you interested in contributing to the Association’s activities? If so, we invite you to join the CAREB-ACCER Board of Directors! The Nominating Committee is looking for individuals who ideally have previous experience on CAREB-ACCER committees and who have excellent communication skills. The Board is meant to be representative of our membership. In preparing the […]

The New TCPS2 is out!

The Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research, on behalf of the federal research agencies (CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC), has announced the launch of TCPS 2 (2018). This is the 3rd revision of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans, 2nd edition. The Secretariat – and the TCPS 2 – also have a new website […]

CAREB ACCER 2020 Conference & AGM

CAREB-ACCER is turning 20 in 2020 and we are looking forward to celebrating this milestone with all of you at the National Conference and AGM at the Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario. April 1: Workshop Day April 2 & 3: Main conference Confirmed speakers:  Françoise Baylis, Dalhousie UniversityNichole Fairbrother, University of British Columbia and BC Children’s Hospital […]

Draft CIHR Ethics Guidance on Developing Research Partnerships with Patients: Public consultations

A CIHR Working Group made up of patients, researchers and ethicists has co-developed draft Ethics Guidance for Developing Research Partnerships with Patients, and is inviting your feedback. The Guidance builds on the SPOR Patient Engagement Framework, and is intended as an educational resource primarily for patients and health researchers, as well as research institutions and […]

2018 OHRP EXPLORATORY WORKSHOP: Meeting New Challenges in informed consent in Clinical Research (Sept 7, 2018)

OHRP Exploratory Workshop: Meeting New Challenges in informed consent in Clinical Research The OHRP Exploratory Workshop is a new initiative designed to provide a forum for intellectual exchange within the research community on important issues related to human subjects protections. The workshop will bring together experts from diverse perspectives to discuss challenges for informed consent and […]

Draft Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy

UPDATED The three federal research funding 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 of Canada (SSHRC) (the agencies)—have developed a draft Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy, which aims to support Canadian research excellence by fostering sound digital data […]

Health Canada consultation on possible changes to its requirement with respect to Research Ethics Board (REB) approval for sponsors of clinical investigations (i.e., investigational testing) involving medical devices

Health Canada is currently considering changes to its requirement with respect to Research Ethics Board (REB) approval for sponsors of clinical investigations (i.e., investigational testing) involving medical devices. Due to the current Medical Device Regulations, the Medical Devices Bureau (MDB) cannot issue an authorization for investigational testing until evidence of REB approval has been received. […]