The HiREB provides a mechanism for approval for the purpose of submission to granting agencies. This is not permission to begin research. The HiREB Chair, or his/her delegate, determines whether or not there are ethical issues which could prevent the project from receiving approval by the full REB. If so, then presentation before the REB is required. If not, in-principle approval can be granted. Once funding for the project is approved, then the project must be brought to the full REB for review.

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Disclaimer: The Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board (HiREB) represents the institutions of Hamilton Health Sciences, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Research St. Joseph's-Hamilton, and the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University and operates in compliance with and is constituted in accordance with the requirements of: The Tri-Council Policy Statement on Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Humans; The International Conference on Harmonization of Good Clinical Practices; Part C Division 5 of the Food and Drug Regulations of Health Canada,  and the provisions of the Ontario Personal Health Information Protection Act 2004 and its applicable Regulations; For studies conducted at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, HiREB complies with the Health Ethics Guide of the Catholic Alliance of Canada