Cancer Committee Studies in IRISS - New Reportable Event Module

June 28, 2017: A new Reportable Event feature is available in IRISS. This new feature is only available for studies reviewed by the HREBA-Cancer Committee. If your study was reviewed by the Clinical Trials or Community Health Committee, please continue submitting Reportable Events (e.g. SAEs, protocol deviations, DSMB reports, etc.) as per your Committee’s process.

CHANGE IN REVIEW FEES - Industry Sponsored Studies

The Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta (HREBA) charges $4000 for the initial full board review, or $1000 for the initial delegated review, of an industry sponsored study. This applies to studies received by any of three HREBA Committees after July 1, 2017. Click title above for more information.

HREBA Submission Management Policy

May 15, 2017: Under exceptional circumstances, HREBA may limit the number of studies reviewed at a particular committee meeting. For more information, look under the menu “Learn More”, above, and go to “Memos, Guidelines and Resources”.

HREBA’s Three Committees

The three committees of HREBA work together as one board. For a full list of all HREBA members, please click here.

Cancer Committee »

Cancer Committee »

The HREBA-CC provides ethical review of all new protocols and annual renewals of research studies involving human subjects and/or their personal information submitted by cancer researchers throughout the province.

Clinical Trials Committee »

Clinical Trials Committee »

The HREBA-CTC protects the public by conducting ethical reviews of clinical trials involving human subjects, or their information, submitted by registered Alberta physicians and health professionals.

Community Health Committee »

Community Health Committee »

The HREBA-CHC is a multi-disciplinary committee with members from across Alberta who review health research studies which are neither cancer related nor clinical trials, and are conducted in community settings.


The Institutional Research Information Services Solution

HREBA’s three committees manage all ethics submissions and reviews through the IRISS on-line platform.

If you are already familiar with the committee that you need to submit your ethics applications through, start by registering on IRISS.  Once you have registered you may submit your ethics application online.  If you have questions, contact

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