Research Ethics Board (REB) Recruitment

About our REB:

Research at MGH is guided by a Research Ethics Board (REB) whose members are committed to reviewing projects that will inform and improve care, care delivery, and address issues of health equity for both the communities we serve and individuals abroad. As a community teaching hospital, we review projects that serve to educate and build new researcher infrastructure in our resident and student programs. We also review complex clinical trials to offer our patients alternative and new treatment therapies. The REB reviews studies to examine the potential risks and benefits, ethical implications, protection of participants, and the relevance of the research.

Why join the REB?

REB members are critical to the success of research with human participants so that we can continue to provide our patients with the best medicine through translational research.

What are the qualifications?

REB members are volunteers who are committed to improving the quality of healthcare. At a minimum, all REB members must complete the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans – TCPS 2 (2018) online Tutorial, and Privacy Training for Research Personnel online Tutorial. Additional qualifications/training may be required and is determined by membership role.

Who can join?

We are currently recruiting volunteers for the following position(s) to represent our diverse East-end community: 

  • Physicians
  • Artificial Intelligence expertise


What is the commitment?

Members must engage in a two-hour monthly meeting. The time needed for review of materials for the meetings can vary depending on the number, content, and complexity of the submissions. Materials are provided one-two weeks in advance of the meeting to ensure enough time is provided for thorough review.

In addition, specific member roles may be asked to join a Delegated Review Team to assist with reviews that are lower risk, and outside of meeting windows.

You must be able to:

  • Commit time for board meetings (including meeting preparation)
  • Complete onboarding training including REB Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Participate in discussions with other REB members and invited researchers, offering your views and opinions clearly and directly while listening respectfully to others
  • Provide meaningful contribution to your review of research applications/protocols, REB Policies, REB documents, and SOPs
  • Consider complex issues thoughtfully and objectively
  • Maintain confidentiality of all research materials and discussions

How to apply:

Please send an expression of interest to @email and include a copy of your current Curriculum Vitae/résumé and any other relevant details.

Michael Garron Hospital champions accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity through the creation of an inclusive and diverse work environment. At Michael Garron Hospital, we strive to be an equitable and inclusive employer. We encourage candidates from Black, First Nations, Métis and Inuit, racialized and LGBTQ2S+ communities, people of color, women, people with disabilities and individuals who identify with the diverse communities that we serve, to join the Michael Garron team.

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