The Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta Cancer Committee (HREBA-CC) provides scientific and ethical review of all cancer-related protocols involving human participants in the province of Alberta.
Researchers: Information on how to locate your electronic study information and adjust it, is listed under Managing a Study in the menu on the right. You will need an IRISS login either from the University of Calgary or from HREBA. More information can be found here.
Meeting Dates and Deadlines
The HREBA Cancer Committee now meets twice monthly, as described in the official announcement.
There are two monthly deadlines for submitting applications and ongoing reviews. All applicable material must be received by the Cancer Committee office before noon on the submission deadline date.
Minimal risk applications including chart reviews, image reviews and laboratory based studies are processed through the delegated review pathway and are not subject to specific deadlines.
For clinical trials conducted by multiple principal investigators at sites within AHS Cancer Control there is a single review process to reduce duplication of ethics review and the associated administrative burden. This process requires increased communication among researchers, research teams, Clinical Research Unit staff, and the HREBA-CC administrative staff.
Standard Operating Procedures
HREBA has adopted the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) developed by the Network of Networks (N2) and the Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards (CAREB). These SOPS are compliant with applicable Canadian and US regulatory and ethics guidance criteria. They facilitate the distribution, adoption and maintenance of a single set of standards for REBs in Canada.
Use of SOPs also ensures that the ethics board is constituted appropriately and protects the rights and safety of study participants.
You may find them listed here with links to the pdf documents.
Industry sponsored studies are charged a fee for review. An invoice will be sent from Alberta Innovates for the amount indicated below after the ethics certificate is granted i.e. the study is approved. GST will be added if applicable.
Please do not send in the review fee until you receive an invoice.
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Includes minimal risk, additional investigator (multisite) and reciprocal reviews.
This applies only to industry sponsored studies received by HREBA after July 1st, 2017.
All industry sponsored studies, regardless of their initial approval date, will not be charged any additional fees for changes after July 1st, 2017, e.g. modifications, annual renewals, closures.