REB Board

Purpose

The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region Research Ethics Board (REB) strives to assist with research completed within the RQHR. There is considerable health care research that takes place within the RQHR and the general intent of this research is to contribute to human welfare by acquiring knowledge and applying it toward prevention, assessment and treatment of illness. In other words, researchers attempt to answer the questions that will assist in improving the health and well-being of others.

The intent of the Board is to assist the researcher in meeting generally accepted research ethics guidelines and to advise on the ethical acceptability of proposed research procedures. The main functions are to protect the rights and welfare of research participants, to curtail potential problems for the researcher, and to ensure the conduct of ethical research practices within the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region.

Membership

In accordance with Article 6.4 of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2, 2010), and Part C Division 5 of the Health Canada Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (1024 – Clinical Trials), the Research Ethics Board (REB) includes a minimum of five members, including men and women, the majority of whom are Canadian citizens or permanent residents under the Immigration Act, with collective expertise in the areas of research, patient care, ethics, and law. The Chair, a Research Scientist within the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region, appoints members to the Board. The REB consists, at a minimum, of:

Two members from scientific disciplines who are knowlegeable in the fields and methods covered by the REB, at least one of whom is from a medical discipline

  • A member knowledgeable in ethics (e.g., ethicist, clergy)
  • A lawyer
  • A health care consumer from the community

These members are drawn from:

  • The Research and Health Information Services unit
  • Clinical Pharmacy Services and/or the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Other RQHR employees
  • The academic community
  • The broader community served by the RQHR

Ad hoc members with expertise in specific areas may also be requested by the Chair of the Board to participate as needed.

REB terms are typically three years, with a maximum of two terms. Term limits may be extended at the discretion of the Chair in order to meet membership requirements.

Click below to view the list of the current membership of the RQHR Research Ethics Board.