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UBC BCCA Research Ethics Board

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Revised Expiry date for OHRP/FDA IRB Assurance (3-July-2017)

Revised Membership List #53 (15-Sept-2014) 

REB Annual Reports (fiscal years 12/13 and 13/14)posted at: http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/RES/REB/AnnualRep.htm

 

 

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All applications (and department approval of new research projects) for submission to the BCCA REB must be done using the secure internet based 'RISe' system.

 

About RISe

Go To RISe

Guidance for RISe Application

 

RISe Support Desk:  (604) 878-7473

email: risesupport@ors.ubc.ca

General Submission Info

Deadlines & Meeting Schedule

New Applications

Amendments

Acknowledgment

Adverse Event Reporting (SAEs)

Annual Renewal

Completion of Study

Clinical Trial Agreement (legal contract)

Scientific Peer Review

Health Canada Approval

Fees for Review

UBC-Affiliated REBs

   Polices

Guidance and Templates

BC Cancer Agency (BCCA) REB

Children’s & Women’s (C&W) REB

Providence Health Care(PHC) REB

UBC Clinical REB (CREB)

UBC Behavioural REB (BREB)

UBC Okanagan REB (BREB-O)

UBC Office of Research Services(ORS)

Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS2)

Standard Operating Procedures (All UBC REBs)

Policies (BCCA REB)
Education 
Useful Links

Consent Templates

Guidance Notes-Clinical

Guidance Notes-Behavioural

Guideline for Biobanks

Mandatory Tissue Collection

Quality Improvement Projects



History of Current and Past BCCA REB Updates/Notices                  Back to top


September 2014

Revised Expiry date for OHRP/FDA IRB Assurance (3-July-2017)


Revised Membership List #53 (15-Sept-2014) 


REB Annual Reports (fiscal years 12/13 and 13/14)
posted at
: http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/RES/REB/AnnualRep.htm

August 2014 Policy and Process Change for REB Initial Review Fee  (8-Aug-2014)


June 2014 Revised Terms of Reference (V6-2014-Jun-3)


May, 2014


Revised Expiry date for OHRP/FDA IRB Assurance (2-May-2019)

Revised Membership List #52 (1-May-2014) 


Jan  - Apr, 2014

REB Chair, Dr. George Browman Retires April 30, 2014

Announcement
New REB Chair; Dr. Ken Swenerton
New REB Vice Chair; Dr. Vivien Bramwell

Revised Expiry date for FWA Assurance (10-Apr-2019) 

Revised Expiry date for OHRP/FDA IRB Assurance (27-Mar-2017)

Revised Membership List #51 (31-Mar-2014) 

Revised Membership List #50 (1-Feb-2014) 

Revised Membership List #49 (28-Jan-2014) 

Revised Health Canada Attestation Form (REB Letter)

Jan 1 - 14, 2014

2014-Jan-14 Notice-REB Postal Code Correction(.pdf)

2014 Deadline & Meeting Schedule 

Revised Expiry date for OHRP/FDA IRB Assurance (9-Jan-2017) 

Revised Membership List #48 (1-Jan-2014) 

Revised REB Letter re HC Attestation (9-Jan-2014).pdf

July - Nov, 2013

BCCA Letterhead & Contact Section (for use with consent templates) (Oct 2, 2013)

Membership List (Oct 1 and Nov 1 2013) and Updated IRB OHRP/FDA Assurance Expiry

Consent Template & Summary of Changes (Sept 12, 2013)

Terms of Reference (Version 5; July 19, 2013)

Mar 1, 2013

BCCA REB Membership List Updated Mar 1, 2013 
(History of Changes List is posted)

OHRP/FDA IRB Assurance Updated (New Expiry Date: Mar 4, 2013)


Listing PI, Co-investigators, and Reporting Changes or Temporary Leave of absence of an investigator (clarification added to BCCA REB policy)

NewPolicy re
Eligibility of HIV Positive Individuals in Clinical Trials
Email re Policy for Eligibility of HIV Positive Individuals in ClinicalTrials.htm
Guidance re Eligibility of HIV Positive Individuals in ClinicalTrials GN9Article931.pdf

Feb 1, 2013 BCCA REB Membership Lists
 
2013 Updates (History of Changes List is posted)

OHRP/FDA Assurances for both FWA & IRB Updated - See new expiry dates

Jan 25, 2013 RISE Application Required Fields
Notice Circulated by email


Jan 16, 2013 NewGuidance Notes for Clinical Research and RISe Application (updated 2012-Jan16) 


Jan 14, 2013 Updated BCCA REB Membership Lists
2013 Updates
2012 Updates

Dec 14, 2012 New RISe Forms and Guidance for Harmonized Review (Multi-jurisdictional Studies)
Notice Circulated by email

NewGuidance Notes for Harmonized Reviews (2012-Dec-12)


Dec 6, 2012 RISe Application Updates Dec 15, 2012 - Draft Samples
Notice Circulated by email

Nov 26, 2012 New Biobanking Section in RISe Clinical Application Forms
Notice Circulated by email with the attachments below;

Reminder re CTRNet (Canadian Tumour Repository Network)
Guidance for Biobanking (can be applied to Data banking)


Nov 26, 2012 New NCIC CTG Harmonized Consent Template
Notice circulated by email
Template available at: 
http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/RES/REB/ConsentTempl.htm

Nov 16, 2012 New RISe Forms Coming Dec 15, 2012
Notice circulated by email.

Oct 19, 2012 December 11th REB Mtg - Renewals & Amendments only
Notice circulated by email.


Oct 19, 2012 2011-2012 Annual Report
Annual Reports available at;
http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/RES/REB/AnnualRep.htm

Sept 20, 2012

New Guidance Notes for Clinical Research and RISe Application -located on the UBC Clinical REB webpage; http://research.ubc.ca/ore/creb-forms-guidance-notes

Part B provides specific guidance for each Box in the RISe Application.
The RISe programmers are working on updating the RISe application to link to these updated guidance notes.

July 1, 2012


Updated BCCA REB Membership List - Effective July 1, 2012
Change:  Dr. Lee Ann Martin relinquishes role of Vice-Chair but remains a member


Updated
OHRP/FDA IRB Assurance New expiry date: June 5, 2015
May 30, 2012 REB Admin Office moved from Suite 601 to Suite 902 (see Contacts)
emailnoticereBCCAREBAdminofficemove.htm
May 1, 2012 Updated BCCA REB Membership List - Effective May 1, 2012
Deleted:  Dr. Lynne Nakashima
Deleted:  Dr. Abdul Al-Tourah
Added:    Ms. Alice Hawkins
Added:    Ms. Kimberly Kuik

Updated
OHRP/FDA IRB Assurance New expiry date: 1 May 2015

Mar 19, 2012

Mar 21, 2012
Updated OHRP/FDA BCCA IRB Assurance New expiry date: 19 March 2015

Updated
OHRP/FDA BCCA FWA Assurance New expiry date: 21 March 2017


Mar 15, 2012
Updated BCCA REB Membership List - Effective Mar 15, 2012
Added  Mar 15, 2012 Dr. Ardis Krueger
Added  Mar 15, 2012 Dr. John Russell

Mar 1, 2012
Reminder:  US FDA Consent Document Requirement effective Mar 7, 2012

Mar 1, 2012
Updated BCCA REB Membership List - Effective Mar 1, 2012
Added   Mar   1, 2012:  Dr. Delia Sauciuc
Deleted Feb 29, 2012:  Dr. Robin O'Brien
Feb 15, 2012
Updated BCCA REB Membership List - Effective February 15, 2012
Added Feb 15, 2012:  Dr. Lorna Weir
Added Feb 15, 2012:  Dr. Maria Vlachaki
Added Feb 15, 2012:  Dr. Daniel Renouf

Updated
OHRP/FDA IRB Assurance New expiry date: 15 February 2015

Feb 10, 2012
NewCTRNet Registration Available for Biobanks

Updated Guidance for Biobanks (Feb 10, 2012)

Feb 1, 2012 Updated BCCA REB Membership List - Effective February 1, 2012
Resigned January 31, 2012:  Dr. Islam Mohamed and Dr. Peter Battershill

Jan 26, 2012 The REB Adverse Events webpage has been updated; http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/RES/REB/SAEs.htm

Posted: Updated Policy and Guidance for SAE Reporting (Version: Nov 14/11)
Jan 4, 2012 Updated BCCA REB Membership List - Effective Jan 1, 2012
Resigned Dec 31, 2012:  Caroline Holloway, Sanjay Rao, Susan Ellard

Dec 7, 2011 NewBCCA REB Discontinuing SAE Dbase and SAE Fees effective Jan 1, 2012 (.pdf) 

The REB Adverse Events webpage has been updated; http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/RES/REB/SAEs.htm

Sept 2, 2011 Main Consent Template posted at; http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/RES/REB/ConsentTempl.htm

NewAnnouncement re New Consent Template (.pdf) 


June 15, 2011 NewTCPS2 tutorial is now available.

June 1, 2011 Updated BCCA REB Membership List - Effective June 1, 2011
New Member June 1, 2011:  Jeremy Hamm

Updated
OHRP/FDA IRB Assurance  New expiry date: 9 June 2014

May 11, 2011 NewUBC BCCA REB Guidance for Biobanks 

Available on the New Applications
webpage


Apr 1, 2011
Annual Renewal Fee of $500 applicable for all new industry sponsored studies submitted to the REB for initial ethics approval on or after April 1, 2011

Updated Fee webpage

Mar 1, 2011
Updated BCCA REB Membership List - Effective March 1, 2011
Dr. Maxine Alford stepped down from the Board February 28,2011

Updated
OHRP/FDA IRB Assurance  New expiry date: 1 March 2014

Dec 7, 2010 NewTri Council Policy Statement 2nd Edition (TCPS 2) December 2010 now available; 
http://www.pre.ethics.gc.ca/eng/policy-politique/initiatives/tcps2-eptc2/Default/

A new TCPS Tutorial will be avail. in Feb 2011 and in the interim graudate students and medical residents involved in research projects who have not completed the TCPS Tutorial should complete the CHRRP course instead.
(See
Educational Opportunities )


Dec 3, 2010 NewBCCA REB Notice - New Guidelines & Updates 
1. New Guidelines 
Providing New Information and Obtaining Re-consent 
Addendum Consent form Template 
Mandatory Tissue Collection (BCCA REB Interim Guidance) 
Applications for Combined Phase I/II Clinical Trials 
2. Consent Document Update – Compensation for Injury
3. Protocol Required for ALL Submissions (including retrospective chart reviews)
4. Am
endments - Opinion of the Principal Investigator (PI) Required


Oct 18, 2010 Dec 14th Full Board mtg for Renewals & Amendments Only 
Renewals that exprie between Dec 15 and Jan 15th that require full board approval should be submitted by November 26th for the December 14th full board meeting.


Sept 27, 2010
Cancelled December Full Board meeting
Last full board meetiing in 2010 is November 23rd,
Submit full board items by November 2nd, otherwise the next full board meeting will be January 25th (Jan 4th Deadline)


Sept 2, 2010
Recruitment: Identification & Initial Contact Letters - Updated Sept 2, 2010

 
July 8, 2010
New (Free) Online Course in Human Research Participant Protection (CHRPP) available.

See
Educational Opportunities for details.

 
June 18, 2010
BCCA REB Notice Circulated re Application Turnaround Times

June 16, 2010
Consent templates  were updated June 16, 2010

New emergency contact number for Abbotsford Centre added to both consent templates.

June 3, 2010
Consent templates  were updated May 31, 2010.

June 3, 2010:  The Optional Consent Template has been revised with one minor change to clarify on the cover page when the Emergency Contact section should be used.

June 2, 2010
BCCA REB Notice Circulated re Updated Consent Templates

May 30, 2010
Consent templates  updated May 30, 2010 and posted on webpage

Mar 17, 2010 Updated OHRP/FDA FWA Assurance for BCCA IRB  New expiry date: 12 March 2013

Mar 1, 2010
Updated BCCA REB Membership List - Effective March 1, 2010
Ms. Joan Rush stepped down from the Board February 28,2010


Feb 8, 2010
NewOpportunity for PIs to attend REB meeting review of their ethics application

Invitation for PI


Feb 1, 2010
Updated BCCA REB Membership List - Effective February 1, 2010
Dr. Caroline Lohrisch stepped down from the Board January 31,2010

Updated
OHRP/FDA FWA Assurance for BCCA IRB  New expiry date: 2 March 2013


Jan 12, 2010
Updated OHRP/FDA FWA Assurance for BCCA
FWA Assurance for BC Cancer Agency - New Expiry date is 27 Jan 2013
FWA/IRB Assurance Expiry date remains as 30 June 2012

Jan 12, 2010 The REB Annual Report for the 08 - 09 fiscal year (Apr 1 - Mar 31) is posted on our Annual Report web page.


Jan 11, 2010 Updated OHRP/FDA IRB Assurance  with changes to the REB membership as noted below (The new IRB Assurance Expiry date is 30 June 2012)
Updated
History of Changes to REB Membership posted on the "Members" web page.

Jan 8, 2010 Updated BCCA REB Membership List - Effective January 1, 2010
New Members appointed effective January 1, 2010:
Dr. Sophie Sun (Medical Oncologist - Vancouver Centre)
Dr. Paul Galbraith (Medical Oncologist - Abbotsford Centre)

Nov 12, 2009 BCCA REB Notice Circulated re Updates 2009-Nov-12
1. Reminder re deadline for last full board meeting in 2009 and annual renewals requiring full board review.

Web updates:
Clinical Trials Registration for Publication

Listing of PI, Co-investigators and reporting investigator changes or leave of absences

Oct 29, 2009
BCCA REB Notice Circulated re Updates 2009-Oct-29
1. New: Criteria and Method for Reporting of Non-Local esternal) SAEs
2. SAE Review Fee (applies to periodic summary reports)
3. New: Investigator Brochures and Product Monographs

Web updates: 
Adverse EventsSAE Fee

Oct 13, 2009 Global email to researchers circulated Oct. 13/09 
1. New Question 4.6 added to RISe application requires completion (yes/no) to indicate if the application is of time-sensitive nature related to H1N1 or other public health emergency such as pandemics (including H1N1).
2. New Question 4.7 added to RISe application related to Pandemic Research only needs to be completed if applicable.

Sept 14, 2009

BCCA REB Notice Circulated re Updates 2009-Sept-14
1. New:  Dr. Lee Ann Martin Appointed UBC BCCA REB Vice-Chair Sept 1, 2009
2. Update: REB Membership effective Sept 1, 2009
3. New: Effective October 1, 2009 - REB Review Fee Non-Refundable
4. New: Guidelines for Identification and Initial Contact of Research Subjects
5. Appendix 1: Recently updated BCCA REB Guidelines & Info posted on Web


Sept 8, 2009

Updated OHRP/IRB Membership Roster (IRB Assurance Expiry date: 4 Sept 2012)
Updated
History of Changes to REB Membership posted on the "Members" web page.

Sept 1, 2009 Updated BCCA REB Membership List - Effective Sept 1, 2009
Dr. Lee-Ann Martin current REB Member is appointed Vice-chair Sept. 1, 2009
Dr. Islam Mohamed - New member Sept. 1, 2009

July 14, 2009 Updated guidance notes and quick reference guide for: 
Annnual Renewals /Completion of Study /Amendments

July 8, 2009 Updated OHRP/IRB Membership Roster (IRB Assurance Expiry date: 7 July 2012)
Updated
History of Changes to REB Membership posted on the "Members" web page.

July 6, 2009 Effective July 1, 2009
Certificates of Approval (digital signatures discontinued)
Detail: 
Memo re BCCA REB Policy re Electronic Signatures 

Updated webpages:  Annnual Renewals, Amendments, Acknowledgements, SAE Reporting, Policies (Certificates of Approval).

July 2, 2009 Updated BCCA REB Membership List - Effective July 1, 2009
Dr. Joseph Connors (Vice-chair) resigned from the REB June 30, 2009 (see REB Notice below)
Dr. Mira Keyes - resigned from the REB June 30, 2009
Updated OHRP IRB assurance with change from Dr. Simon Sutcliffe, BCCA President to Brian Schmidt, BCCA Interim President

June 30, 2009 BCCA REB Notice Circulated re Updates 2009-June-30
1. Dr. Joseph Connors stepping down from BCCA REB June 30, 2009
2. Digital Signatures will no longer appear on REB Certificates of Approval
Memo re BCCA REB Policy re Electronic Signatures 
3.
Characteristics of a Research Project Requiring REB Review
4. REB Requirements for US Affiliated Studies
5. REB Review Fee:  Please pay in Canadian Dollars by cheque or Money Order

 
June 12, 2009 BCCA REB Notice Circulated re Updates 2009-June-12
1. Ongoing Changes to RISe Application forms
2. BCCA Abbotsford Centre now available in 4.2A of the RISe application
3.
Post Approval Activity (PAA) Nickname Required
4. Updated IBs - change to submission process
5. Submission Process for SAEs, Safety Letters and IBs
Quick Reference Guide – SAEs Safety Letters & IBs

FWA Updated:  New Expiry June 8, 2012
Application #20455 approved by OHRP Re:
1. Delete Dr. Simon Sutcliffe, BCCA President
2. Add Brian Schmidt, BCCA Acting President


June 1, 2009 Updated BCCA REB Membership List - Effective June 1, 2009
Dr. Jonn Wu resigned May 31, 2009
Dr. Hannah Carolan- new member June 1, 2009
Dr. David Voduc - new member June 1, 2009

Updated
OHRP/IRB Membership Roster (IRB Assurance Expiry date: 2 Jun 2012)


May 11, 2009
Introduction has been updated.

Mar 4, 2009 Updated OHRP/IRB Membership Roster (IRB Assurance Expiry date: 23 Feb 2012)
Updated "History of changes
"
(This is the history of changes to
Membership Lists) added new IRB Expiry date 23-Feb-2012)

Feb 19, 2009 Updated BCCA REB Membership List - Effective Feb 1, 2009
Dr. Hagen Kennecke resigned January 31, 2009
Dr. Howard Lim - new member Feb 1, 2009
Dr. Abdul Al-Tourah- changed of status.

Updated BCCA REB Terms of Reference - V4 Feb 16, 2009


Jan 21, 2009 BCCA REB Notice Circulated re Updates 2009-Jan-21

1. Draft 2nd Edition TCPS
2. Witness Signature - Allowed but not required except in limited cases

Oct 27, 2008

BCCA REB Notice Circulated re Updates 2008-Oct-27 

New RISe Support Desk: (604) 878-7473 or email: risesupport@ors.ubc.ca

Updated BCCA REB Membership List - Effective October 21, 2008
Dr. Peter Battershill changed status to "BCCA" affiliated.

Updated
OHRP/IRB Membership Roster (IRB Assurance Expiry date: 23 Oct 2011)

BCCA REB Annual Report Apr 1/07 - Mar 31/08 now available on our webpage:
http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/RES/REB/AnnualRep.htm

Sept 24, 2008
Updated OHRP/IRB Membership Roster (IRB Assurance Expiry date: 23 Sept 2011)

Sept 19, 2008
Updated BCCA REB Membership List - Effective Sept 20, 2008
Resigned: Dr. Antoinette Semenya

Registration for Publication - Update
ICMJE Policy update now requires registration of studies that include devices, surgical prodecures, behavioural or management studies which have the intent to modify a health outcome.  This includes Phase I clinical trials.  This applies to all trials that began enrollment on or afer July 1, 2008 and must be registered BEFORE the research starts.

Aug 18, 2008
Updated OHRP/IRB Membership Roster (IRB Assurance Expiry date: 18 Aug 2011)

Aug 18, 2008
Updated BCCA REB Membership List - Effective August 15, 2008
Add: Dr. Lee Ann Matin
Revised:  Loree Phillet is an alternate for Jo-Ann Isaacson

Aug 9, 2008
Updated BCCA REB Membership List - Effective July 21, 2008
Add: Dr. Antoinette Semenya
Delete:  Mr. Chris Bardon

May 1, 2008 Track Changes feature of Word - How to and Help
Links to Microsoft Word Audio and PowerPoint On-Line Demos added to
BCCA Consent Template webage

Mar 20, 2008

BCCA REB Notice Circulated re Updates 2008-Mar-20

1. Summaries of Serious Adverse Events (safety letters and "line listings")
2. Adding a Participating Centre to an Approved Trial
3. Requirement for Informing or Re-Consenting Research Subjects When There Is an Update to an Investigator Brochure (IB).
4. Annual Renewals Required for All Ongoing Projects (no exceptions).
5. Policy Update: Release of Certificate of Approval - REB Fee/CTA (legal contract)

Mar 19, 2008

Updated BCCA REB Membership List - Effective March 1, 2008
Add:
Ms. Brenda Bird-Cantelon
Ms. Suzanne Kennedy
Ms. Colleen McGahan
Mr. Ryan Woods

Deleted: Ms. Katherine Arnold
Correction:Dr. Al-Tourah – Perm Resident status is pending)
Change of status:
Dr. Hagen Kennecke – attending 50% of meetings.
Dr. Caroline Lohrisch is not alternating with Hagen but will attend each monthly mtg.

Feb 7, 2008

Certificate of Approval & REB Fee/CTA (legal contract)
If the Clinical Trial Agreement (the legal contract) is received and approved by the REB and it includes a clear statement that the sponsor is bound by the agreement to pay the $3000 REB fee, the REB will issue the certificate pending receipt of payment (providing all other provisos have been satisfied). The language must be clear and easily identified in the contract. An example of preferred wording is below. The REB will accept other language with clearly similar intent. However, in situations where such language is not clearly evident in the legal contract the REB will continue to withhold the certificate of approval until the payment has been received.

Example of wording:

"Ethics Committee Fee

A payment of $3,000 for the initial ethics committee review will be issued by [sponsor name] upon receipt of the appropriate invoices from the institution.
 
 Refer to: 
BCCA REB Policy: Certificate of Approval

Jan 1, 2008
Updated BCCA REB Membership List - Effective January 1, 2008
New Members:
Dr. Caroline Holloway
Dr. Abdul Al-Tourah
Mr. Simon Kent

Dec 14, 2007 Updated BCCA REB Membership List - Effective Nov 27, 2007
- Dr. Kevin Song Resigned

Updated
OHRP/IRB Membership Roster (IRB Assurance Expiry date: 29 Nov 2010)
Nov 29, 2007 New Schedule:  One full board meeting per month

Also see
Deadlines & Meetings

Nov 25, 2007 Updated BCCA REB Membership List - Effective November 1, 2007
Dr. Yasser Abou Mourad - new member effective November 1, 2007

Oct 5, 2007 Updated BCCA REB Membership List - Effective September 18, 2007
Dr. Chris Bajdik resigned

Sept 12, 2007
Updated BCCA REB Membership List - Effective September 1, 2007
Dr. Paul Blood resigned
- Dr. Hagen Kennecke & Dr. Caroline Lohrisch now alternating.
- Mr. Chris Bardon - affiliated with BCCA
Aug 8, 2007
BCCA REB Notice Circulated re:  August Meeting and Annual Renewals 

July 26, 2007
Updated BCCA REB Membership List - Effective June 1, 2007
-Dr. Maria Cristina Barroetavena resigned June 1, 2007
- Added a "History of Changes" document to track membership changes.

Updated "
Adverse Events" page to reflect new SAE submission and billing process.

Updated "
New Applications" BCCA REB Letter re HC REBA form Not Required


May 24, 2007
Updated OHRP/IRB Membership Roster (Expiry date)

Updated
BCCA REB Membership List - Effective Apr 15, 2007
-Changed Dr. Peter Battershill to non-BCCA

March 1, 2007 Updated OHRP/IRB Membership Roster (Expiry date)

Feb 28, 2007 Updated BCCA REB Membership List

-Added Dr. George Browman as New Chair
-Added Dr. Jonn Wu
-Changed Dr. Joseph Connors to Vice-Chair
-Changed Dr. Lynne Nakashima to Second Vice-Chair
-Removed Dr. Ken Swenerton
-Removed Dr. Paul Hoskins
-Removed Dr. Frances Wong

Feb 26, 2007 Dr. George Browman new REB Chair effective March 1, 2007

Notice from BCCA REB re New REB Chair & Queue for new submissions

Additional updates:

Consent Templates: Updated Feb 23, 2007
-signature page; added description of "assisting" with the consent process
-pilot or feasibility study section; added a link to a document containing the required elements.

Deadlines & Meeting Schedule - "New" Queue status and meeting capacity for new applications is now shown.

Help Documents
added #7 How to Create and Submit an Amendment

Contacts Page updated

Feb 2, 2007
REB Annual Reports from 2003 to 2007 inclusive are now posted
 
Jan. 17, 2007
Note:  BCCA REB office moved to new location effective January 15, 2007

Notice circulated re BCCA Office Moved to New Location

Dec. 19, 2006
Note:  BCCA REB office closed Dec 25 - Jan 1 incl.

Important Notice from BCCA REB circulated (2006-Dec-19) 

Consent Templates updated (Dec 19, 2006)

Help Documents for Submissions to BCCA REB Using RISe now posted on our RISe web page


Nov. 23, 2006

Important Notice from BCCA REB circulated
 

Nov. 22, 2006

Main & Optional Consent Template Updated (2006-Nov-22)
Changes highlighted in blue

Contacts
Name change:  REB Mgr. Bonnie Shields (nee: Klimek)

2007 Deadlines and Meetings Schedule now available

August 8, 2006 Announcement re New SAE Billing Policy 

August 2, 2006

BCCA REB letter explaining conversion of REB project numbers
 posted in our web page (see Step #8 in the table on our RISe page on this website)

Updated:  Annual Renewal and SAE Reporting Requirements document
The .pdf document on the annual renewal web page has been updated to indicate that SAE reporting is no longer required if all subjects on the study are deceased.

Circulated: 
2006-08-02 BCCA REB Updates.pdf 

July 31, 2006

Consent Templates Updated (2006-July-31)
Changes highlighted in blue

July 21, 2006


Circulated:  Important Notice BCCA REB Updates.pdf 

June 29, 2006


Criteria for ongoing annual renewal

Updated:  Annual Renewal Reporting Requirements

August 8 REB meeting will be held instead of August 22nd

June 15, 2006

Health Canada Approval of Amendments 
Updated:  Amendments requiring Health Canada Approval must be submitted for review by the full board and a copy of the Health Canada No Objection Letter received prior to the REB issuing the Certificate of approval.
(
Policies: Certificates of Approval)

Protocol Deviations (violations, exemptions, waivers)
Updated:  Criteria and timelines for reporting to REB.

Graduate Students & Medical Residents must complete TCPS Tutorial
Effective April 3, 2006:  Graduate Students and Medical Residents participating in a research project must complete the TCPS Tutorial before the application is submitted to the REB.

Amendments Vs. Acknowledgment
The following items were previously accepted on a Request for Acknowledgment, however, with the implementation of RISe these items must be submitted as an amendment in RISe; Investigator Brochures, Health Canada NOL (No Objection Letters), Clinical Trial Agreement (Contracts), changes of investigators (including study team members and primary contact for the PI). 
For details about safety letters refer to the
Acknowledgment page on this website.
RISe has a separate post approval activity category for "Completion of Study"

June 9, 2006

Terms of Reference Version 3: 2006-Apr-22
Updated

June 9, 2006

Consent Templates Updated (2006-June-9)

Changes highlighted in blue

May 8, 2006


Consent Templates Updated (2006-May-8)

Replaced "patient" with "subject" in signature section of both templates

April 1, 2006

Membership List Updated (Effective April 1, 2006)

Dr. Mira Keys (new member) added.
Dr. Frances Wong and Dr. Mira Keyes will allternate effective May 9, 2006
Ms. Loree Phillet (new member) added.

Feb 28, 2006

Researcher Information Services (RISe)
 will be implemented April 3, 2006

Feb 6, 2006

Membership List Updated (Effective Feb 6, 2006)
Dr. Peter Battershill (new member-ethicist) added.
Dr. Lori d'Agincourt-Canning (ethicist) deleted.


December 12, 2005


Membership List Updated (Effective December 1, 2005)

Dr. Sanjay Rao (new member) added.
Dr. Susan Ellard will be an alternate for Dr. Rao (only when he  is unable to attend).


Consent Templates Updated (2005-Dec-12)
Added description for Feasibility Study or Pilot Study
Modified signature section


New Application Forms V3-2005-Dec-12 (Clinical & Behavioural)
Box 5a   (Minor change to description of project title)
Box 12b (Clinical Application only- added fill-in box to enter Clinical Trials Registration #)


Annual Renewal Form V3-2005-Dec-12

Box 4a (Minor change to description of project title)
Box 5b (Added fill-in box to enter Clinical Trials Registration #)
Box 8   (Added fill-in box to account for the remaining subjects)

October 5, 2005

Clinical Trial Agreement – Policy Update

 

Sept 26, 2005

Membership List Updated (Effective September 15, 2005)

 

Aug 8, 2005

1.  Registration of Clinical Trials now required for publication.
Information posted under BCCA REB Policy.  Application forms updated to include this requirement where applicable.

2.  Application Forms updated (formatting issues).  Reminder:  BCCA REB application forms must be used for all submissions to the BCCA REB.

 

Aug 5, 2005

FWA page updated

 

July 15, 2005

Acknowledgment Form Updated (Version 3; July 15, 2005)
(N/A Check Box added to "Acknowledgment Letter" re SAEs)

 

July 12, 2005

Acknowledgment Form Updated (Version 2; July 12, 2005)
(Clarified Safety Letter versus SAE. Instruction pages can be deleted.)

 

July 5, 2005

Membership List Updated (Effective July 1, 2005)

 

June 21, 2005

Consent Templates Updated

 

June 20, 2005

New BCCA REB Application Forms
BCCA REB application forms are now posted under New Applications, Amendments, Annual Renewals, and a new form for items that only require Acknowledgment from the REB.  Effective August 1, 2005 BCCA REB forms must be used for all submissions to the BCCA REB.