We’re pleased to offer a range of materials to support Research Ethics Board Administrators in understanding and implementing harmonized approaches to ethics review.
In this section, the following resources are available to you:
Harmonized review and operational resources:
- REBA Training Manual for the Provincial Research Ethics Platform (PREP) (PDF*) Updated March 17 2021
- Guidance for Harmonized Multi-Jurisdictional Studies (PDF)
- Guidance for BC Cancer Studies (PDF)
- Partner Network Operational Contacts (PDF) – Updated September 22 2020
- Partner Profiles and Contacts (PDF) – Updated September 22 2020
- BC Common Clinical Informed Consent Template Guidance (MS Word) Updated July 15, 2020
- Determining if a Study is Minimal Risk – Common Criteria Guideline (PDF)
- Clinical Trials Harmonized Review PILOT – Instructions for Researchers (PDF)
- Pilot Model for Harmonized Clinical Trials (PDF)
- Slide presentations from past events (webpage)
*Reduced size may result in lower resolution. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for high resolution PDF
A short video explaining how to search for studies on the PREP platform. This video was produced by Research Ethics BC.
A short video designed for research ethics board members and research ethics administrators in BC describing how to set up their boards. This video was produced by Research Ethics BC.
- Public Health Surveillance and Research Ethics (PDF) Updated February 25 2021
- COVID-19 Provincial Research Ethics Process (PDF) Updated February 19 2021
- COVID-19 Rapid Ethical Review Flowchart (PDF)
- Guidance Notes on Informed Consent During a Pandemic (PDF)
Indigenous research ethics:
In line with the concept of Indigenous self-determination and in an effort to support Indigenous communities to conduct research and partner with the broader research community, the agencies recognize that data related to research by and with the First Nations, Métis, or Inuit whose traditional and ancestral territories are in Canada must be managed in accordance with data management principles developed and approved by these communities, and on the basis of free, prior and informed consent. This includes, but is not limited to, considerations of Indigenous data sovereignty, as well as data collection, ownership, protection, use, and sharing. The principles of Ownership, Control, Access and Possession (OCAP®) are one model for First Nations data governance, but this model does not necessarily respond to the needs and values of distinct First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities, collectives and organizations. The agencies recognize that a distinctions-based approach is needed to ensure that the unique rights, interests and circumstances of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit are acknowledged, affirmed, and implemented.”
- Using OCAP and IQ as Frameworks to Address a History of Trauma in Indigenous Health Research
- Culturally Safe and Trauma-Informed Practices for Researchers during COVID-19
- Smylie, J., Marsden, N., Star, L. et al. (2020) Requirement for Meaningful Engagement of First Nations, Inuit, Métis, and Indigenous Peoples in Publications About Them. Can J Public Health 111, 826–830
Do you have a change request for the PREP application on RISe?
To learn more about the change management process or submit a change request, please contact the REBC Navigator, Paola Pinto Vidal.
Electronic Communities of Practice
Research Ethics BC utilizes an online tool to facilitate online collaboration called electronic communities of practice (eCoPs). REBC uses eCoPs as a repository for posting resources not made publicly available, online discussions, and working groups. The BC SUPPORT Unit webpage hosts eCoPs and registration is required from their home page. To register and create an account, please contact the Education and Communications Coordinator at email@example.com
REACH BC is an online platform that connects British Columbians to health research opportunities based on their health interests.