Release of the Third Version of the N2/CAREB/ACCER REB SOPs

Written by Barbara Brown

December 10, 2019

The N2 and CAREB/ACCER organizations are pleased to announce the release of the third 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.

Access to the REB SOP documents and associated information can be obtained from here

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