Research Ethics Board

The Research Ethics Board (REB) is responsible, on behalf of the institution, for ensuring that all research involving human subjects under the auspices of its institution meets current ethical standards. The role of the Research Ethics Board is to ensure that all research at Baycrest is conducted in accordance with:

  1. Ethical, humanitarian, moral, and medico-legal standards, and
  2. Scientific rigor and integrity.

The REB has been established:

  1. To ensure that all research carried out at Baycrest is reviewed for scientific merit, ethical considerations, and resource implications; and
  2. To ensure that safeguards are developed, and continually monitored, which provide the greatest protection to patients, residents, and members of the community who serve as research participants.

Proposals are reviewed by the full board at a scheduled meeting, or in an expedited manner, depending on level of risk associated with the study, and on prior review. Regardless of the type of review, a full application form must be completed. A complete research proposal/and or protocol must also be submitted. REB submissions For more information and questions about REB submissions please contact Roshan Guna at 416-785-2500 x 2440 or Ashley KimĀ at 416-785-2500 x 3550.

PrintPlease send REB application materials to:
Research Ethics Office, Baycrest
Suite 820 Brain Health Complex
3560 Bathurst Street Toronto
M6A 2E1

The Baycrest REB has been accredited by Clinical Trials Ontario.



    • Dr. Ron Heslegrave (Chair)
    • Dr. Rabbi Geoffrey Haber (Pastoral Care)
    • Dr. Adriana Shnall (Clinical, Social Work)
    • Maria Nelson (Nursing)
    • Calen Freenman (Nursing)
    • Cindy Ferrier-Hastie (Privacy, Health Records)
    • Dr. Marcia Sokolowski (Clinical Ethics)
    • Dr. Jean Chen (Research)
    • Dr. Sandra Gardner (Research)
    • Anne Clavir (Community representative)
    • Laura Davison (Lawyer/ External Legal)
    • Dr. Nadia Malek (Medicine)
    • Roshan Guna (Research Ethics Office)
    • Ashley Kim (Research Ethics Office)

All meetings will be held in Meeting Room 748, Brain Health Complex, from 9:30-11:00am.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONCOMMITTEE MEETS
January 08th 2018January 22nd, 2018
February 20th, 2018 (Tuesday)March 05th, 2018
March 26th, 2018April 09th, 2018
April 30th, 2018May 14th, 2018
June 04th, 2018June 18th, 2018
July 09th, 2018July 23rd, 2018
August 13th, 2018August 27th, 2018
September 24th, 2018October 15th, 2018
October 22nd, 2018November 05th, 2018
November 26th, 2018December 10th, 2018