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Policies, Procedures & Guidance

NOTE:  The BC Cancer REB is a UBC affiliated REB and complies with many of their guidelines, policies and procedures (see UBC Policies & SOPs); and specifically, aligns with the UBC Clinical Research Ethics Board (CREB).  However, some guidelines, policies and procedures for the UBC BC Cancer REB may differ slightly. All persons who are involved in research at BC Cancer are responsible for familiarizing themselves with these policies, procedures, and guidelines, as well as ensure compliance with all relevant and applicable regulations (e.g., TCPS2 2018, FDA Regulations, etc.)

Guidelines, Policies, & SOPs Effective Date or
Date of Last Update
QI vs Research -Infographic_09 Sept 2022.pdf
September 2022
BC Cancer Research Ethics Guidance on E-Consent.07 09 2020.pdf
9 July 2020

BC Cancer REB Guidance on the Use of Interpreters and Translated Documents.December 2019.pdf

BC Cancer REB Hints and Tips on the Use of Interpreters and Translated Documents.February 2020.pdf

1 January 2020 (effective date)

February 2020
Guidance for Ethical Review of BC Cancer Multi-Jurisdictional Research.pdf
December 2019
HC Special Access Program and REB Review.pdf
September 2019
BC Cancer REB Guidance for Chart Reviews.August 2019.pdf
August 2019

BC Cancer REB Student Research Guidance.pdf

BC Cancer REB Student Research Flow Chart.pdf

UBC Notice to Researchers Adding Students and Adding Funding Oct 2017.pdf

NOTE:  A student researcher cannot be a Principal Investigator 'PI' on a BC Cancer research study.  Please see guidance below for information on qualifications to be a PI on a study.

May 2019
BC Cancer REB Policy - Use of Third Party Search Companies:  Third Party Search Companies.2019.pdf
February 26, 2019
Combined Phase I/II Guidelines
BCC REB Guidelines for Combined Phase I and II Clinical Trials. May 2018.pdf
May 2018

UBC Clinical Research Ethics Board (CREB) General Guidance Notes - see UBC website: UBC CREB Guidance Notes
UBC Behavioural Ethics Board (BREB) General Guidance Notes - see UBC website: UBC BREB Guidance Notes

BC Cancer Research Ethics - Who Can Be a Principal Investigator on a BC Cancer research project.pdf

Updated July 9 2020
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