Clinical Trials Ontario (CTO) is an independent not-for-profit organization established with support from the Government of Ontario.  Their mandate is to work collaboratively with the clinical trials community, the public and strategic partners to improve Ontario’s clinical trials environment and attract clinical trial investment to the province, while supporting the highest ethical and quality standards. CTO is leading the movement for a single ethics review for multi-centre clinical research in Ontario.  It’s all part of enhancing the climate for clinical research in Ontario.

CTO is partnering with Research Ethics Boards to enhance the environment for conducting multi-centre clinical research in Ontario.  The Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board (HiREB) is one of CTO’s qualified review boards.  For assistance please contact the HiREB Manager, Erin Bell at 905-521-2100 ext. 42013 or email; when there is an HHS Centre CTO application we can provide you with the required resource sign off checklist for your study.

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Disclaimer: The Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board (HiREB) represents the institutions of Hamilton Health Sciences, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Research St. Joseph's-Hamilton, and the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University and operates in compliance with and is constituted in accordance with the requirements of: The Tri-Council Policy Statement on Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Humans; The International Conference on Harmonization of Good Clinical Practices; Part C Division 5 of the Food and Drug Regulations of Health Canada,  and the provisions of the Ontario Personal Health Information Protection Act 2004 and its applicable Regulations; For studies conducted at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, HiREB complies with the Health Ethics Guide of the Catholic Alliance of Canada