OFFICE OF RESEARCH ETHICS

We oversee and manage the process of reviewing and monitoring research involving human participants, and US financial conflicts of interest.

We acknowledge with gratitude, respect and humility that our offices are located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

Baby being held while taking part in a study

Behavioural Research Ethics

Behavioural and social science projects study the relationship between people and their surroundings, including how people interact with each other, their communities, and institutional systems. UBC's Behavioural Research Ethics Board is responsible for reviewing behavioural or social sciences/humanities research, or research that may involve the study of patients or health care providers.

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Blood sample being taken from a finger

Clinical Research Ethics

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.

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