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Research Ethics Board

Research Ethics Board

The Research Ethics Board (REB) is responsible for the ethical assessment and approval of all research involving human subjects at SickKids, or research conducted off-site by SickKids researchers. They are mandated to approve, reject, propose modifications to, or terminate any proposed or ongoing research. REB reviews are conducted in accordance with hospital policies, national guidance documents and relevant laws.

Research ethics certification is mandatory for all investigators and research team members, and no application will be approved or renewed without evidence of certification.

View the REB terms of reference

Contacting the REB

Screening applications before sending on for review

  • Victoria Latimer
    REB Administrative Coordinator
    Room 5515A,  Hill Wing
    416-813-7654 Ext. 202803
    victoria.latimer@sickkids.ca 

Processing of retrospective chart reviews 

Screening and processing of study applications, amendments, and renewals

  • Ryan Singh
    REB Study Coordinator
    Room 5503, Hill Wing
    416-813-7654 Ext. 204985
    ryan.singh@sickkids.ca
  • Meera Sidhu
    REB Study Coordinator
    Room 5503, Hill Wing
    416-813-7654 Ext. 201929
    meera.sidhu@sickkids.ca
  • Maria Isabel Suarez
    REB Study Coordinator
    Room 5503, Hill Wing
    416-813-7654 Ext. 201929
    maria.suarez@sickkids.ca
  • Arthy Sabapathy
    REB Study Coordinator
    Room 5503, Hill Wing
    416-813-7654 Ext. 201068
  • Andrea Afinec
    REB Study Coordinator
    Room 5503, Hill Wing
    416-813-7654 Ext. 228664

For questions and concerns regarding REB operations and policy

Strategic planning and operations for clinical research

  • Lisa Goos, PhD
    Director, Clinical Research Services
    Room 5512, Hill Wing
    416-813-7654 Ext. 202630
    lisa.goos@sickkids.ca

Consultation regarding ethical issues, REB decisions, REB Policies, privacy
Please send any questions or comments for the REB Chairs to REB.Admin@sickkids.ca

  • Dr. Elizabeth A. Stephenson
    Interim REB Chair
  • Dr. Kathy Boutis
    REB Vice-Chair
  • Arbelle Manicat-Emo
    REB Vice-Chair
  • Rose Gaiteiro
    REB Vice-Chair