The N2 and CAREB-ACCER organizations are pleased to announce the release of the fourth version of the Canadian REB SOPs – the English language version is available now with the French language version to follow.
The REB SOPs are specific to ethics boards that review health sciences research and are compliant with applicable Canadian and US regulatory, and ethics guidance criteria. The implementation of the REB SOPs will facilitate the distribution, adoption and maintenance of a single standard for REBs in Canada.
Please note that changes to the formal set of REB SOPs may result in the SOPs no longer being compliant and it is for this reason that the SOPs appear as print only PDF documents.
Documents that assist the organization to ‘bridge’ information in the SOPs with specific/local procedures (tools, checklists, sample forms, local guidance documents, contact information) are not part of the official SOPs but can be created or adapted as needed, to meet the needs of the organization.
The V.3 N2 CAREB REB SOPs will be kept available for two months, and will then be archived.
NOTE: Comments, questions and other feedback should be directed to the REB SOP Committee Chair, Jacqueline Senych Jacqueline.Senych@albertainnovates.ca
Thank you to the N2 REB SOP Committee and Committee Chair Jacqueline Senych, Alison van Nie the previous Committee chair and Shelley King for all their hard work on the revision.