N2/CAREB REB SOP Committee
The N2/CAREB REB SOP Committee is responsible for developing and maintaining all current Research Ethics Board (REB) SOPs in both French and English languages, and for ensuring that the SOPs meet all applicable requirements relevant to the review of health sciences research, including clinical trials. The development of national REB SOPs provides a mechanism to assist and to support REBs.
The SOPs are written to ensure that, with their adoption, the REB is able to implement policies and procedures, and to demonstrate compliance with all regulatory requirements, [including privacy requirements related to the collection of PHI], and ethics guidances, required for the review of health sciences research.
All SOPs are reviewed regularly, and re-issued every two years by the N2/CAREB SOP committee, and are audited by a regulatory and research ethics expert to ensure compliance with all applicable requirements, and to enable efficient and effective REB functioning .
The REB SOPs are one of N2s set of SOPs which include:
- Research Ethics Boards (REB) SOPs developed in collaboration with CAREB,
- Clinical site SOPs for conducting clinical research,
- Site SOPs specifically developed for conducting investigator initiated research.
Click here to access the SOPS.