As of October 1, 2018 all open HREBA-CC paper files have been migrated to the IRISS system. Paper/e-mail submissions are no longer accepted as all ethics files are now being processed through IRISS. E-mail email@example.com if you have any questions.
The Data Migration Project is coming to an end October 1, 2018, at which point HREBA-CC will process all ethics files through the IRISS system. Paper/e-mail submissions will no longer be accepted, and HREBA will not be able to help with the migration of any remaining paper files. For details see this memo.
For cancer studies reviewed by the HREBA Cancer Committee:
- HREBA Optional Research Consent Template – Updated May 2018
- Informed Consent Form Template for Participation in a Research Study: Non-Clinical Trial Research
For studies reviewed by the HREBA Community Health Committee:
There are new HREBA Reportable Events Forms which must be used as of 01 February 2018:
There is also a new HREBA Protocol Deviation Form (V2 01 Feb 2018).
The 2018 meeting dates and submission deadlines are available for all HREBA Committees.
Please note that there are no exceptions to the submission deadlines.
If your study is industry funded, please submit a HREBA Billing Information Form_Nov 2017.
- If your study is currently not in IRISS, complete the form and mail it to HREBA.
- If your study is in IRISS, upload the completed form to the “REB Service(s) Fee” section.
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 funded study.
All industry funded studies, regardless of their initial approval date, will not be charged any additional fees for changes e.g. modifications, annual renewals, closures.
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.
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
- 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
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
Nominations will be accepted until the positions are filled.
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:
- The Cancer Committee reviews all cancer-related studies in the province.
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.