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Ottawa Health Science Network Research Ethics Board/ Conseil d'éthique de la recherche du réseau de science de la santé d'Ottawa
Civic Box 675 725 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 4E9 613-798-5555 ext. 16719 Fax : 613-761-4311


Research Ethics Board - COVID-19 Information and Updates


The Research Ethics Office at 725 Parkdale Avenue, Civic Campus is currently closed, and all staff are working remotely; all submissions (initial and post approval forms) should be submitted electronically via the Clinical Research Registration Form (CRRF) in IRIS.

New Research Studies:
  • New studies related to COVID-19 should be submitted electronically in the Clinical Research Registration form in IRIS well as an email to Nancy Camack at ncamack@ohri.ca, Dr. Saginur at rsaginur@toh.ca, and Dr. Cameron at bcameron@toh.ca.
  • All other new studies should be submitted electronically through IRIS.
  • New studies unrelated to COVID-19 will continue to be reviewed; however, studies related to COVID-19 will be prioritized.
  • If submitting a new application related to COVID-19, let your Research Ethics Coordinator or REBAdministration@toh.ca know immediately upon submission.
  • For initial REB applications, the Principal Investigator, Co-Investigator and Department/Division Head signature pages can be digitally signed by the applicable party, or email confirmation can be uploaded into the application in lieu of the signature page.
  • If the PI's signature is requested on a response to a Review Letter issued by the REB, the response letter can be digitally signed by the PI, or email confirmation from the PI can be provided.
  • The REB's post approval forms (Amendment, Reportable Event, Continuing Review and Study Closure) include electronic sign offs – the signatory applies their signature by entering their TOH IT login email and password.
This site is designed to help you with the submission to the Ottawa Health Science Network Research Ethics Board.  If you have any comments or suggestions about the website or the OHSN-REB, please contact rebadministration@ohri.ca.