Submission Process

  • A. ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION ON THE HiREB WEBSITE:
  • Go to the www.hireb.ca  website
  • A user manual for the electronic system is found on the www.hireb.ca website, under ‘Forms and Downloads’
  • In the upper right corner, click ‘online submission’
  • Create an account and follow the guidelines to initiate your project
  • Electronic copies of the proposal, consent and any other documents created by the student should be in WORD format and submitted with the application form
  • Study instruments previously published, other REB approvals, etc., may be send in pdf format and submitted with the application form

B. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:

Supporting documents should include, at minimum:

  • the application
  • a proposal
  • the ethics training certification of the Local Principal Investigator (LPI)
  • appropriate signatures

The following documents are included if relevant to the project:

    • Consent
    • Advertisements, email or telephone scripts
    • Study instruments (eg. survey, questionnaire)
    • Approval from another REB
    • Documents translated to another language
    • Materials/documents distributed to participants
    • Any other documents pertinent to your project

C. TIMELINES

There is no deadline for submission. In some cases an application may be referred to the main board for review. The approval process generally takes 4-6 weeks.

For enquiries, please contact the Research Ethics Officer,

Janice Sancan
905-521-2100 x 44574
sancan@hhsc.ca