All research reviewed by HiREB requires a Local Principal Investigator (LPI). The LPI must be a staff member of, or have affiliation with, either St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Hamilton Health Sciences or McMaster University.
Any applicant who is submitting an application as a student must have a Local Principal Investigator to act as the supervisor for the project. This applies to all student levels:
For example, if you are a physician completing a master’s degree, you will need a Local Principal Investigator to act as your supervisor, because you are submitting an application as a student.
It is possible that an applicant will not have an affiliation with. or be a staff member of, one of our participating institutions (McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences, or St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton). In such situations the applicant must have a local Principal Investigator who does hold a recognized affiliation or staff position.