Some of the institutions for which HiREB provides ethics review require a letter from the REB in order to open a research funding account prior to obtaining REB approval.

To request this approval, please provide the following information in an email sent to

  • Recipient name, role/title and affiliation(s)
  • Project title (as it appears on the grant/funding letter
  • Name of funder(s)
  • When the project will be submitted to HiREB for review

This letter does not convey ethical approval for the research, or permission to begin research activities that require REB review.  Instead, it acknowledges that you have received funding and will submit to HiREB for ethical review in future.  Researchers cannot conduct any research activities that require HiREB approval until such approval has been obtained.