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Research Ethics Board

​Trillium Health Partners’ Research Ethics Board (REB) is a body established by and accountable to the hospital’s Board of Directors to independently protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects. The REB is comprised of staff, volunteers, legal representation and ethics and privacy specialists.

The Research Ethics Board maintains active registration with the Office of Human Research Protections.

The REB ensures that all research involving human subjects meets current ethical and scientific standards. All research conducted at Trillium Health Partners must be compliant with the following legislation, guidelines, policies and regulations:

Serious Adverse Events Subcommittee (SAE)
The Serious Adverse Events Subcommittee reviews all serious adverse events. This assists with assessing the general safety of a study (study intervention) in our patient population. The subcommittee specifically follows up on all SAE involving Trillium Health Partners’ patients to ensure all of the appropriate measures were followed in their care and follow-up.


The REB must meet for a minimum of 10 meetings per year. REB meetings occur on the third Thursday of every month from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Research Applications and Information

When submitting an application to the THPREB for review, please ensure that all required material, as listed below are submitted at the same time.

  • Appropriate THP REB submission form;
  • All additional supporting study documents (protocols, consents, regulatory documents, CRFs, completed THP departmental impact forms)

Submitting your documents in component parts and/or without the necessary signatures will delay the review process.

Any submissions that are deemed incomplete will be returned to the researcher for modifications before being reviewed by the REB.

Please contact the Research Ethics Board Coordinator at THPREB@THP.CA for any further questions or clarifications.

THP REB Research Application Forms

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