The Clinical Research Ethics Board (CREB) reviews research that involves surgery, clinical interventions, exercise programs, and/or the analysis of clinical data.
Activities that fall under CREB review include: the administration or testing of drugs, medical devices, medical imaging or diagnostic techniques; and the taking of blood or other specimens. It also includes the analysis of laboratory, physiological, kinesiological or biological data obtained from physical interventions, medical records or clinical studies involving the linkage of data from existing databases.
The CREB reviews clinical research conducted at UBC's Vancouver campus and at Vancouver Coastal Health Authority sites (including UBC Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital, and GF Strong). It also reviews any clinical research that does not fall under the purview of site-specific REBs at the BC Cancer Agency, Children & Women’s Hospital or St. Paul's Hospital (Providence Health Care).
United States Federal Wide Assurance (FWA)
Under the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Code of Federal Regulations 45: Part 46 A Protection of Human Subjects Section 46.103, every institution engaged in human subjects research supported or conducted by any United States Federal Department or Agency must have assurance of compliance approved by the United States Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP). The Assurance formalizes the institution’s commitment to protect human subjects.
OHRP Federalwide Assurance (FWA) and Institutional Review Board (IRB) assurance have been obtained for UBC and the CREB (REB is the Canadian terminology for an IRB). Click on the type of assurance below for more information:
|Type of Assurance||Policy Number||Expiry Date|
|Federal Wide (see details)||FWA00000668||January 31, 2017|
|Institutional Review Board (see details)||IRB00001443||January 18, 2015|
Pia Ganz, CREB Manager
The CREB Manager oversees the functioning of the CREB staff and Board, monitors ethical review process standards, and advises on compliance with ethics policies.
Ph: 604-875-4149; Email: email@example.com
Suzanne Richardson, CREB Pre-Post Review Manager
The CREB Pre-Post Review Manager is responsible for managing the review of new full-board applications and associated deferral/proviso responses, post-approval activities, and general inquiries.
Ph: 604-875-4111 ext. 68919; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Bennett, CREB Pre-Post Review Manager
The CREB Pre-Post Review Manager is responsible for managing the review of new delegated/minimal risk applications and associated proviso responses and general inquiries.
Ph: 604-875-4111 ext. 68918; Email: email@example.com
Svitlana Franchuk, CREB Administrative Assistant
The CREB Administrative Assistant is responsible for handling incoming general inquiries, minimal risk post-approval activities, SAEs, and fee payment. She is available Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Ph: 604-875-4111 ext. 68917; email: firstname.lastname@example.org