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)
    • Adriana Shnall (Clinical, Social Work)
    • Carman Lee (Nursing)
    • Calen Freenman (Nursing)
    • Cindy Ferrier-Hastie (Privacy, Health Records)
    • Cindy Ferrier-Hastie (Privacy, Health Records)
    • Dr. Marcia Sokolowski (Clinical Ethics)
    • Bernhard Ross (Research)
    • Malcolm Binns (Research)
    • Anne Clavir (Community representative)
    • Laura Davison (Lawyer)
    • Vessela Stamenov (Postdoctoral trainee)
    • 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 09th 2017January 23rd, 2017
February 13th, 2017February 27th, 2017
March 27th, 2017April 10th, 2017
April 25th, 2017 (Tuesday)May 08th, 2017
May 29th, 2017June 12th, 2017
July 04th, 2017 (Tuesday)July 17th, 2017
August 14th, 2017August 28th, 2017
September 18th, 2017October 02nd, 2017
October 23rd, 2017November 06th, 2017
November 27th, 2017December 11th, 2017