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Policies and Procedures

The Sunnybrook Research Ethics Board (REB) has adopted a national set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) called the N2/CAREB REB SOPs. The Network of Networks (N2) and the Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards (CAREB) have collaboratively developed a standardized set of Canadian REB SOPs that are available via open access and are compliant with applicable Canadian and US regulatory and ethics guidance criteria. The adoption of the N2/CAREB REB SOPs will facilitate a single standard for REBs in Canada.

Note that some of the SOPs have an associated Sunnybrook REB Addendum that is to be used in tandem with the applicable N2/CAREB REB SOP. Addendums have been developed where there is slight variability in the Sunnybrook processes while still ensuring compliance. There are no substantive change to content between the previous set of Sunnybrook REB SOPs and the N2/CAREB REB SOPs.

Policies are internal documents available through the hospital intranet. Archived Policies and SOPs are maintained by the Research Ethics Office.

All files are in PDF.

                                                                                  N2/CAREB REB SOPs

SOP#/Version

 Title

100 GENERAL ADMINISTRATION (101-108)
N/A Institutional Authorization to Adopt
101.003 Authority and Purpose
102.003 Research Requiring REB Review
103.003
104.003

Management of REB Office Personnel

105A.003
105B.003 Conflicts of Interest - Researcher
105C.003 Conflicts of Interest - Organization
106.003 Signatory Authority
107.003 Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
108.003 Standard Operating Procedures and Maintenance
 200 REB ORGANIZATION (201-204)
201.003 Composition of the REB
202.003 Management of REB Membership
203.003 Duties of REB Members
204.003 - N/A REB Office Personnel Serving as REB Members (N/A at Sunnybrook)
 300 FUNCTIONS AND OPERATIONS (301-303)
301.003 REB Submission Requirements and Administrative Review
302.003
303.003
400 REVIEWS OF RESEARCH (401-407)
401.003 Delegated Review
402.003
403.003 Initial Review - Criteria for REB Approval
404.003
405.003 Continuing Review
406.003 Research Completion
407.003 Suspension or Termination of REB Approval
500 REVIEWS REQUIRING SPECIAL CONSIDERATION (501)
501.003 REB Review During Publically Declared Emergencies
600 REB COMMUNICATION AND NOTIFICATION (601-602)
601.003 Communication - Researcher
602.003 Communication - Research Participants
700 INFORMED CONSENT (701)
701.003 Informed Consent Form Requirements and Documentation
800 RESPONSIBILITIES OF INVESTIGATORS (801)
801-003
900 QUALITY MANAGEMENT (901-902)
901.003 Quality Assurance Inspections
902.003 External Inspections or Audits
903.003 Non-Compliance

 

SOP#/Version

Title

OTHER DOCUMENTS
N/A Glossary of terms
N/A References

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Policy Number

Sunnybrook Policy (available on sunnynet)

TOR-0033 Sunnybrook REB Policy: Terms of Reference
ADM-055 Sunnybrook REB Policy: Appeals Process