Guidelines, Templates and SOPs

Despite the change in the online submission system, all OCREB requirements as found in its policies, procedures and consent form templates remain in effect. This includes the pre-approval of all centre-specific consent forms without the requirement for OCREB review. For any questions related to OCREB’s policies, procedures, please contact the OCREB Research Ethics Officer.

Guidelines


Templates

Paediatric Studies

All Other Studies


Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

The Network of Networks (N2) and the Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards (CAREB) collaboratively developed a set of Canadian REB SOPs, in compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines and with extensive reference to the OCREB SOPs and other documents. OCREB has adopted the N2/CAREB REB SOPs to facilitate a single standard for REBs in Canada. Addenda have been developed to incorporate OCREB’s central REB model, and the SOPs must be used in tandem with any corresponding addendum. There are no substantive changes to the SOP content from the previous set of OCREB SOPs.

The N2/CAREB SOPs and addenda below are authorized for use by OCREB effective September 24, 2018.

100 GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

200 REB ORGANIZATION

300 FUNCTIONS & OPERATIONS

400 REVIEW OF RESEARCH

500 REVIEWS REQUIRING SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

600 REB COMMUNICATION & NOTIFICATION

700 INFORMED CONSENT

800 RESPONSIBILITIES OF INVESTIGATORS

900 QUALITY MANAGEMENT