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Research Ethics

Welcome to the online support hub for research ethics at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Here, you will find everything you need to know about the ethical conduct of research at Sunnybrook, as well as information about resources and services to help you. If, after browsing through these pages, you have questions, please contact any one of the research ethics office team members and we will be happy to assist.

Check back often for updates, as more content is being added regularly.

Research ethics, as part of Human Research Protections Program, coordinates and supports the practices and activities of Sunnybrook's research ethics board (REB). The mandate of Sunnybrook's REB is to ensure all health research involving human participants or human materials that is conducted within or on behalf of Sunnybrook meet the current scientific, regulatory and ethical standards for the protection of human research subjects. To this end, the REB ensures that safeguards are in place to provide the greatest possible protection to patients and members of the community who act as research participants.

You are encouraged to contact research ethics for guidance with completing REB applications or for clarification regarding any information posted on the research ethics web pages.

To speak with the REB chair or vice-chair, please contact the research ethics manager or one of the coordinators.

Research Ethics Office Team

Keitha McMurray
keitha.mcmurray@sunnybrook.ca
416-480-6100, ext. 88120 Director, Human Research Protections Program
Tiffany Tassopoulos
tiffany.tassopoulos@sunnybrook.ca
416-480-6100, ext. 88144 Manager, Research Ethics
Catherine Parry
catherine.parry@sunnybrook.ca
416-480-4276 Coordinator, Research Ethics
Monica Hung
monica.hung@sunnybrook.ca 
416-480-6100 x2477 Coordinator, Research Ethics
Dr. Brian Murray 416-480-6100, ext. 88144 Chair, Research Ethics Board
Dr. Philip Hébert 416-480-6100, ext. 88144 Vice-Chair, Research Ethics Board

Research Ethics Office
Human Research Protections Program
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room C8 19 or C8 25
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Please note: There is no elevator access to C8. Take the C-wing elevator to the seventh floor, and go through the exit door to the stairwell and up one flight of stairs to the eighth floor.