The Joint Research Ethics Board (JREB) adopts a proportionate approach to ethics review such that the level of JREB review is determined by the level of risk presented by the research. Thus, there are two levels of JREB review possible for brand new studies: Full Board review and Delegated review (expedited). For example, clinical trials fall under Full Board review, whereas minimal risk studies fall under Delegated review.
For Full Board review, the submission deadline is 3 weeks prior to the monthly JREB meeting. Please see the 'Submission Deadlines and Meeting Dates' tab. Submissions for Delegated review can be sent in at all times. However, at the discretion of the JREB Chair, the study may be assigned to Full Board review.
Please click on the following link to access the JREB Submission Process Flowchart:
Submission Process Flowchart
All submissions, regardless of review level, must be sent via email to REBSubmissions@ontarioshores.ca
Please click on the following link to access the JREB Submission Process Checklist:
Submission Deadlines and Meeting Dates
Submission deadlines are 3 weeks prior to the JREB meeting (starting in March for the April meeting) and submissions should be received by the end of the business day. This applies to studies requiring Full Board Review.
Meeting dates are held on the first Wednesday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please note that there is no deadline for applications being submitted to the JREB for expedited review and approval. However, at the discretion of the JREB Chair the study may go to Full Board for review if necessary.