REB Working Group Report: Update on implementing recommendations

The Office of Research has been working toward implementing recommendations from the REB Working Group Report, focusing on a new electronic submission system, a simpler REB Application Form and automated time-saving workflows. Activities include:

  • Selected the Ethics RM software solution from Infonetica through a robust procurement process — January to July 2023
  • Hired a dedicated Project Manager and started working with Infonetica — July / August 2023
  • Began building a new Main Application Form to replace the current MS Word REB Application Form, a collaborative effort between the Ethics Office with support from Laura Beaupre and Tom Crabtree — September / October 2023

Next, the project team will solicit input from researchers and REB members on the new Main Application Form — November and December 2023. Researchers interested in participating should contact Katelyn Wadleigh. Additional opportunities to participate in testing will arise before the project is completed.

Please note as a result of the implementation, response times from the Ethics Office may be more delayed than usual, and expedited review requests cannot be considered except in extenuating circumstances.

More information can be found on the REB Working Group webpage.

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