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Call for Research Ethics Board Member: Health Sciences

Posted by Trudi Smith on July 26, 2018 in Research

The Dalhousie Research Ethics office requires a new Research Ethics Board (REB) member from the Faculty of Health for the Health Sciences REB (HS REB). A normal term of service is three years.

  Responsibilities of REB membership include:

  • Thorough, timely and regular review and oversight of the ethical acceptability of research involving humans undertaken under the auspices and jurisdiction of the University and the SSH REB.
  • Application of the Dalhousie University Policy on the Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Humans and the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Humans to ethical reviews.
  • Regular attendance and collegial participation at Board meetings.
  • Participation in continuing education opportunities.  At a minimum, members must be knowledgeable about relevant University policies, especially the University Policy on the Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Humans and associated submission guidelines, the TCPS and have completed the Course on Research Ethics (CORE).
  • Education outreach to the University community regarding the principles of research ethics and role of the Board.

Health Sciences REB (HS REB)

  • Effective January 2019
  • Must be available on Fridays from 12:30 – 3:30 for monthly meetings
  • Please note that the Board is particularly interested in members with experience conducting research with Indigenous populations, with vulnerable populations, with clinical populations/clinical trials and with qualitative methodologies in a health context.

If you are interested in serving on the Health Sciences REB, please contact Dr. Shaun Boe, Associate Dean (Research) on s.boe@dal.ca by October 1, 2018.