HREBA Standard Operating Procedures
On July 1, 2016, the Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta (HREBA) adopted the Research Ethics Board (REB) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) which have been 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 provide a model which will facilitate the distribution, adoption and maintenance of a single standard for REBs in Canada.
Use of SOPs also ensures that the ethics board is constituted appropriately and conducts its processes in a way that protects the rights and safety of study participants.
Questions regarding the SOPs can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Standard Operating Procedures as one document (pdf)
Table of Contents (pdf)
100 GENERAL ADMINISTRATION (101-108)
200 REB ORGANIZATION (201-204)
300 FUNCTIONS AND OPERATIONS (301-303)
400 REVIEWS OF RESEARCH (401-407)
500 REVIEWS REQUIRING SPECIAL CONSIDERATION (501-503)
600 REB COMMUNICATION AND NOTIFICATION (601-602)
700 INFORMED CONSENT (701)
800 RESPONSIBILITIES OF INVESTIGATORS (801)
900 QUALITY MANAGEMENT (901-903)