Ethics review and approval of research involving humans must be obtained before any recruitment or data collection occurs. There are two offices that administer the review process for the 4 McGill REBs.
Ethics review and approval of research involving humans must be obtained before any recruitment or data collection occurs. The ethics review is conducted by one of the 4 McGill Research Ethics Boards (REBs). The relevant REB to apply to primarily depends on departmental or faculty affiliation.
The University has signed REB authorization agreements with the CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal and the MUHC. If your study will be carried out at, or involve participant recruitment from, one of these institutions, an application must be made directly to the REB of that institution. No further review by a McGill REB will be needed. However, if your study also involves University resources (including facilities, equipment, services, staff, or student recruitment), an additional feasibility review needs to be conducted by the University and an Authorization Letter from McGill obtained.
Click on the relevant REB listed below to redirect to their website for specific application instructions, forms, submission deadlines and contact information. Please contact the McGill REB Office for review requirements for studies conducted at a CRIR site.
REBs of McGill-affiliated institutions
- Jewish General Hospital REB (CIUSSS CODIM)
- Douglas Research Centre REB (CIUSSS ODIM)
- MUHC Ethics Office
- St. Mary’s Hospital Research Center REB CIUSSS ODIM)