The University Research Ethics Board (UREB) is the governing body of ethical conduct for research involving humans or their data at Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU). To ensure that all research conforms to the minimum ethical standards and requirements as set out in the Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS), please review the following REB Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

Please note: These documents do not automatically constitute research ethics compliance. Researchers must obtain research ethics clearance prior to beginning the research.

If researchers have questions or concerns, please contact

Ethics Administration

REB.SOP.101 Authority and Purpose- March 2024

REB.SOP.102 Research Requiring REB Review- March 2024

REB. SOP.103 Training and Education of REB Members and REB Office Personnel – March 2024

REB.SOP. 104 Management of REB Office Personnel –March 2024

REB. SOP.105A Conflict of Interest – REB Members and REB Office Personnel – March 2024

REB. SOP.105B Conflict of Interest – Researcher  – March 2024

REB.SOP.105C Conflict of Interest – Organization – March 2024

REB.SOP.106 Signatory Authority – March 2024

REB.SOP.107 Uses and Disclosure of Personal Information – March 2024

REB.SOP.108 SOP Maintenance – March 2024

REB.SOP.109 Addendum for US-Regulated Research – March 2024

REB.SOP.110 Departmental Research Ethics Boards (DREBs) – March 2024

REB Organization

REB.SOP.201 Composition of the Board- March 2024

REB.SOP.202 Management of the Board – March 2024

REB.SOP.203 Duties of REB Members – March 2024

REB.SOP.204 REB Office Personnel Serving as REB Members – March 2024

REB Functions and Operations

REB.SOP.301 REB Submission Requirements and Document Review – April 2024

REB.SOP.302 REB Meeting Administration – April 2024

REB.SOP.303 Documentation and Document Management – April 2024

REB Review of Research

REB.SOP.401 Delegated Review – April 2024

REB.SOP.402 Initial Review Criteria for REB Clearance – April 2024

REB.SOP.403 REB Review Decisions – April 2024

REB.SOP.404 Ongoing REB Review – April 2024

REB.SOP.405 Continuing REB Review – April 2024

REB.SOP.406 Completion of Research – April 2024

REB.SOP.407 Suspension or Termination of REB Clearance – April 2024

REB.SOP.408 Full Board Review Process – April 2024

REB.SOP.409 Multi-Jurisdictional Research – April 2024

REB.SOP.412 Reconsideration of REB Decisions and Appeal Process – April 2024

REB Review of Research Requiring Special Consideration

REB.SOP.501 REB Review During Publicly Declared Emergencies – April 2024

REB.SOP.502 Resumption of F2F Research – Currently Inactive – April 2024

REB.SOP.504 Scholarly Review – April 2024

REB Communication, Notification and Reporting

REB.SOP.601 Communication – Researcher – April 2024

REB.SOP.602 Communications – Research Participants – April 2024

Informed Consent

REB.SOP.701 Free and Informed Consent –April 2024

REB.SOP.703 Consent Updates and Ongoing Consent – April 2024

Responsibilities of Researchers

REB.SOP.801 Researcher Qualifications and Responsibilities – April 2024

Quality Management

REB.SOP.901 Quality Assurance Inspections – April 2024

REB.SOP.902 External Inspections or Audits – April 2024

REB.SOP.903 Non-Compliance – April 2024