UBC Clinical Research Ethics Board- Update on continuing ethics review

Beginning 2023, the CREB will focus on re-review of applications that were approved prior to 2014.  An ethics re-review to ensure the study meets current ethical requirements, will be undertaken and communicated individually with each PI and primary contact on the study. 

As per TCPS 2 (2018) Article 6.14 “The REB shall make the final determination as to the nature and frequency of continuing research ethics review in accordance with a proportionate approach to research ethics review.”  “Continuing research ethics review should be understood as a collective responsibility to be carried out with a common interest in maintaining the highest ethical standards: REBs make the final decision about the nature and frequency of continuing ethics review.” 

Researchers will be requested to submit a new application making reference to the originally submitted study. 

Please note UBC CREB may also request re-review of any study if deemed necessary

UBC CREB is also requiring the re-review of registries (data bank) or biobanks 5 years and older in order to align with our new Protocol and consent form requirements as per here