01 Feb 2018 – New Reportable Events Forms for HREBA


There are new HREBA Reportable Events Forms which must be used as of 01 February 2018:

HREBA Local Adverse Events Report Form (V2 01 Feb 2018)

HREBA Non-Local Adverse Events Report Form (V2 01 Feb 2018)

HREBA Additional Reportable Events Form (V2 01 Feb 2018)


There is also a new HREBA Protocol Deviation Form (V2 01 Feb 2018).

CC and CHC Templates NEW

The Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta has implemented the use of these templates beginning 01 February 2018.

For cancer studies reviewed by the HREBA Cancer Committee:

* Although the use of the above templates is mandatory, if there are consent forms for Cancer studies which were started before 01 Feb 2018, and which will be reviewed by the HREBA-CC at its 23 Feb 2018 meeting, they may follow the previous formats.  However, if in doubt, use the new format.

For studies reviewed by the HREBA Community Health Committee:

HREBA Submission Management Policy

Under exceptional circumstances and to ensure a quality review for each study submitted, the Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta (HREBA) may at times limit the number of studies reviewed at a committee meeting.

As necessary, only 10 complete applications received prior to the submission deadline may be assigned to a meeting.  If such a limitation is put in place, applicants of studies that are not being reviewed at that particular meeting will be notified.

Note that submissions are administratively screened upon receipt.  Those requiring revisions are not assigned to a meeting until the requested changes have been made. For a pdf version please see the memo HREBA Submission Management Policy.

Are you interested in playing a role in research ethics in Alberta?

Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta Seeking Members

The Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta (HREBA) is recruiting members with expertise in research content and methodology, privacy and members of the community. These include:

  • General Practitioners
  • Pediatricians
  • Medical Oncologists
  • Pediatric Oncologists
  • Knowledge in Complimentary & Alternative Medicine
  • Knowledge in Health Information Privacy
  • Knowledgeable in Biologic Treatments
  • Knowledge in Medical Devices
  • Participants in Research
  • Members of the Community


The Role:

Successful nominees will join either the Clinical Trials Committee or the Cancer Committee to help ensure that the rights and welfare of research participants within the province of Alberta are adequately protected in accordance with the Tri-Council Policy Statement on the Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2014) and other regulatory requirements.

Members attend a monthly meeting and receive an honorarium. Depending on the committee, meetings are held either in Edmonton or Edmonton and Calgary. These are three-year term positions (2017-2020) that are renewable for an additional term.


How to Apply:

Please send a letter of interest and Curriculum Vitae outlining relevant qualifications and if applicable a summary of your research and ethics experience to:

Wendy Burrill, Associate Director of Research Ethics
Alberta Innovates
Email: wendy.burrill@albertainnovates.ca

Nominations will be accepted until the positions are filled.


Background Information:

The Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta is managed by Alberta Innovates. HREBA’s three committees provide ethics reviews of research throughout the province that relies on health information under the authority of the Alberta Health Information Act. These committees include:

  1. The Cancer Committee reviews all cancer-related studies in the province.
  2. The Clinical Trials Committee reviews clinical trials, with the exception of cancer-related trials, conducted in the community by physicians or other qualified health professionals.
  3. The Community Health Committee reviews studies, with the exception of cancer-related studies or clinical trials, conducted in the community by principal investigators from all disciplines.

For all other inquiries regarding the HREBA, please contact info@hreba.ca.

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