The Joint Research Ethics Board (JREB) between Abilities Centre and Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences oversees all research conducted by staff at Abilities Centre, Ontario Shores, and our research partners. The JREB approves all research studies, ensures high scientific and ethical merit and monitors current research studies.
The JREB is guided by the fundamental basic value of "Respect for Human Dignity". Respect for human dignity is expressed through the following three core ethical principles which are reflected in the Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS-2, 2018):
- Respect for Persons
- Concern for Welfare
The Joint Research Ethics Board follows the terms of reference, functions, and responsibilities as captured in the document below.
Terms of reference