What SOPs Are and How to Use Them
The REB works with researchers to create Standard Operating Procedures (or they are sometimes referred to as Standards of Practice) or SOPs. The purpose of the SOP is to summarize how a particular task is accomplished. For example, if a researcher or group of researchers is frequently going to be taking blood samples from participants, he/she may wish to create an SOP to document how this will occur.
The SOP will be reviewed and approved by the REB at a meeting of the full board. The authors of the SOP may be asked to make revisions. This will NOT occur in the context of the review of a particular protocol, but separately.
Once the SOP is approved, researchers should
- Upload the latest version of the SOP and submit along with the REB application to be reviewed.
- Refer to the SOP in the discussion of the methods in the REB Application, thus avoiding having to repeat a lengthy explanation of the methods.
- Provide a tracked version if your current application requires some changes to the SOP. SOPs have been uploaded as Word documents and are open for editing. If you think you’d like to make use of a particular SOP, but wish to make changes, please use track changes to clearly document where the change has occurred and submit with your application.
SOPs can be used as training tools for research team members
REB reviewers can use the SOP as an aid when reviewing.
Any researcher can propose an SOP and request a copy of the template. The Ethics Office will be happy to work with you to produce an approved document.
- 001 - VO2 Mouthpiece Cleaning Protocol
- 002 - Post Percutaneous Needle Bioppsy Recommendations
- 003 - Participant Transportation
- 004 - VO2 Peak Protocol
- 005 - Finger Prick Blood Sampling by Medical Technician
- 006 - Verification of Sterilization of Microelectrodes (in process)
- 007 - Assessment of the Level of Motor Neuron Excitation using the Hoffman-Reflex
- 008 – DXA
- 009 - Indirect Calorimetry using the Max-IIa Metabolic System
- 010 - Recording Muscle Activity in Human Subjects Using Surface Electromyography
- 011 - Finger Prick Blood Sampling
- 012 - Artificial Stimulation of the Vestibular System using Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation
- 013 - Anthropometric Measurements
- 014 - Blood Sample Procurement by Venipuncture
- 015 - BOD POD
- 016 - Recording Ultrasound Images in Human Subjects
- 017 - Standard Measures of Arousal
- 018 - STIMULATING THE CORTEX IN HUMANS USING TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION
- 021 - Ingestible Core Body Temperature Sensor
- 022 - Intravenous Catheter Insertion and Sampling by a Medically Trained Technician/Phlebotomist
- 023 - Recording Muscle Activity in Human Subjects using Indwelling Electromyography
- 024 - Microneurography
- 025 - Using Qualtrics for Research
- 026 - Consumer Shopping Behavior
- 029 - Ischemic Preconditioning and Blood Flow Restriction