Health Research Ethics Board (HREB)

Contact Information:

Ethics Office
Health Research Ethics Authority
Suite 200, 2nd floor, 95 Bonaventure Avenue
St. John's, NL. A1B 2X5
t: 709-777-6974
f: 709-777-8776

The HREA has registered its HREB with the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) for Federalwide Assurance (FWA) purposes. In Newfoundland and Labrador, if your institution or organization has an OHRP - approved FWA, then you must designate the HREB as an affiliated external HREB.

The identification information for the HREB is: IRB00008506 - Health Research Ethics Authority IRB#1. This registration is listed on the OHRP website
(please click here).

Membership of the HREB

September 2011 (Clinical & Non-Clinical Members)

January 2012 (Clinical Trial Members)

September 2012 (Clinical Trial Members)

January 2013 (Clinical Trial Members) 

November 2013 (Clinical Trial Members)

October 2013 (Non-Clinical Members)

March 2014 (Clinical Trial Members) 

February 2014 (Non-Clinical Members)

June 2014 (Clinical Trial Members)

August 2014 (Non-Clinical Members)

October 2014 (Clinical Trial Members)

October 2014 (Non-Clinical Trial Members)

January 2015 (Clinical Trial Members)

March 2015 (Clinical Trial Members)

September 2015 (Clinical Trial Members)

September 2015 (Non-Clinical Trial Members)

March 2016 (Clinical Trial Members)

August 2016 (Clinical Trials Members)

September 2016 (Clinical Trial Members)

September 2016 (Non-Clinical Trial Members)

February 2017 (Clinical Trial Members) 

June 2017 (Clinical Trial Members)

August 2017 (Non-Clinical Trial Members) NEW

The above links provide a list of members of the two Committees of the HREB.

HREB Terms of Reference

The HREB Policy Manual

HREB Policy on Re-opening Closed Files

Links to resource documents

1.    Tri- Council Policy Statement on Research involving Human Subjects (TCPS2) Section A. Research Requiring REB Review: 
2.       Good Clinical Practice: Consolidated Guideline; ICH Topic E6 Article 4.4 Communication with IRB/IEC/REB:
3.     CIHR Best Practices for Protecting Privacy in Health Research: