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REB Basics: Foundational Skills

Speaker:
Rachel Zand, PhD
Director, Office of Research Ethics, University of Toronto
Speaker:
Sharon Freitag
Director, Research Ethics, St Michael's Hospital
Time: 
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 08:30 to 16:30

Session Description:

REB Basics has been designed for REB administrators within their first two years in the field. This workshop concentrates on key areas of understanding necessary for successful REB administrators. These include the history of research ethics and REB Basics has been designed for REB administrators within their first two years in the field. This workshop concentrates on key areas of understanding necessary for successful REB administrators. These include the history of research ethics and requirements and standards developed in response to this history; how REB offices run and relate to other areas within the research enterprise of an institution; how to establish and manage an effective and efficient REB; requirements for US-funded research; and complying with relevant privacy legislation. This session is meant to be engaging and dynamic, providing opportunities for discussion and questions throughout.

Speakers Biographies:

Rachel Zand holds a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences and has had significant experience in human research as both a researcher and research participant. She began her research ethics career at the University of Toronto in 2002 as a research ethics officer and has been a director since 2004. She has chaired, co-chaired or has been an active member in several committees and working groups at the U of T including the Research and Education in Research Ethics ((RE)2) Working Group, REB Administrators’ Working Group (RAWG) and the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network Research Ethics Committee (TREC). In 2003, Rachel joined CAREB and has been an active member ever since. Her participation has included membership in the Professional Development Committee (PDC), Conference Planning Committee (CPC) and Public Affairs Committee (PAC). She is currently chairing the CAREB REB Professional Certification Steering Committee. Rachel has held several positions on the CAREB Board of Directors since 2007, including Treasurer, Vice-President, CPC, President, and now Past-President. Rachel is also active with Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), CAREB’s American sister organization, where she is a member of the Education Committee and the Workshop Didactic Sub-Committee. In her spare time, Rachel is an avid runner and bootcamper.