On July 1, 2016, Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta (HREBA) adopted the Research Ethics Board 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.
A list of the SOPs and links to the pdf documents can be found here.