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Addressing REB Review Challenges for Onsite Research in the Time of COVID-19 (Workshop Recording)


As restrictions across the country start easing institutions are facing challenges around how to safely welcome participants back to their sites to participate in research.

Topics of discussion include:

  • How risk is assessed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • REB requirements vs institutional requirements

Speakers will also share strategies, best practices and documents on how to re-engage in onsite research in academic and healthcare settings.


Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Co-Chair, Clinical Researcher, Nursing, and Coordinator, Research Program Emergency Department at IWK Health Centre, Halifax

Rachel Zand, Director, Human Research Ethics, University of Toronto

Marie Hirtle, Assistant to the Director, DQEPE, Ethics, Patient Engagement Quality, Evaluation, Performance and Ethics and MUHC REB Chair, Montreal

Laurel Evans, Director, Research Ethics, The University of British Columbia


LIVE SESSION DATE: June 26, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm EST