UBC Clinical Research Ethics update on Continuing Ethics Review

Beginning 2020, the CREB will focus on review of applications that were approved prior to 2005.  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.