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”.

Announcement: Cancer Committee Updates Guidance for Submitting Reportable Events

March 15, 2017: The HREBA Cancer Committee has changed the method for submitting reportable events for studies in IRISS. Clarification has been provided regarding which adverse events should be reported.

Interested in the Research Ethics and the Rights and Welfare of Research Participants?

Jan 15, 2017: The Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta is seeking members for the Clinical Trials Committee and the Cancer Committee.

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

IRISS Registration IRISS Login IRISS Resource Page

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