Research Ethics Board
Research Ethics Board
The primary and clear purpose of the Markham Stouffville Hospital Research Ethics Board (MSH REB) is to protect the rights, safety and well-being of patients involved in studies at our Markham or Uxbridge sites. The MSH REB is responsible for:
- Ensuring that research protocols meet with current safety, scientific, ethical and privacy standards
- Making certain that all MSH research activities are aligned with the best interests of the community it serves, the MSH researchers and the hospital’s mandate
The role of the MSH REB is to “approve, reject, propose modification to, or terminate any proposed or ongoing research involving humans” (TCPS2, Article 6.3).
The REB may sometimes be required to review quality improvement projects at MSH. To find out more, see the Quality improvement and research page.
The MSH REB is currently composed of 16 voting members and three non-voting members. View our REB membership listing.
Submitting a research study – forms and templates
Submitting a research study to the MSH REB is a simple process, supported by the Office of Research.
The MSH REB Submission Checklist outlines all of the necessary documentation required for study submission.
Please submit your application packages by email to email@example.com and ResearchAdmin@msh.on.ca and/or drop off the hard copy to the Office of Research, on the 1st floor of building A, in the administration offices, room A1701.
Kim Zetazate is the manager of research at MSH. Please feel free to contact her with any of your research questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-472-7373 ext. 2279.
The REB meets on the 2nd Monday of each month and submissions are due at the end of each month for review at the next month’s meeting.
Minimal risk studies for delegated REB review and approval can be submitted at any time of the month.
Studies of “minimal risk” research is defined as research in which the probability and magnitude of possible harms implied by participation in the research is no greater than those encountered by participants in those aspects of their everyday life that relate to the research (Article 6.2, TCPS2)
Please see below some documentation that is useful when preparing a research application to Markham Stouffville Hospital.
- REB Submission Checklist – coming soon
- REB Application – Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN), adapted for human participants – coming soon
- REB Application – TAHSN adapted for retrospective chart reviews – coming soon
- Confidentiality Agreement
- Conflict of Interest Declaration – coming soon
- Privacy and Security Fundamentals for Researchers Training
- Informed Consent Form Template (optional) – coming soon
- Informed Consent Form Checklist – coming soon