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General Research Ethics Board (GREB)

The Principal of Queen's University has invested in the General Research Ethics Board (GREB) the authority to review any proposed research involving human participants that is conducted under the auspices of Queen's University. GREB primarily has human ethics authority over humanities, social science, science, engineering, and administrative research involving humans.

Queen's Federalwide Assurance Number:  FWA00004184GREB IRB Number: IRB00003062.

Important Information
The Office of Research Ethics has developed a Security Protocol for Conducting Human Participant Research outside of regular business hours at any research facility on Queen’s University campus. The Security Protocol and the associated Security Protocol Form is available under 'Researcher Resources'. Guidelines with respect to breaking participant confidentiality are also available on GREB's website under 'Researcher Resources'.
Education and Training
GREB Course-Based Research
Research Ethics Regulations
Canadian Regulations
U.S. Regulations
GREB Full Board Meeting and Submission Schedule for 2017


December 21, 2016
January 25, 2017
February 22, 2017
March 29, 2017
April 26, 2017
May 31, 2017
June 28, 2017
July 26, 2017
August 30, 2017
September 27, 2017
October 25, 2017
November 29, 2017
January 11, 2017*
February 1, 2017
March 1, 2017
April 5, 2017
May 3, 2017 (+Spring Retreat)
June 7, 2017
July 5, 2017
August 2, 2017
September 6, 2017
October 4, 2017
November 1, 2017
December 6, 2017

*Indicates Change to 2nd Wednesday of the Month

Questions or concerns with a deadline?
Contact: Gail Irving, Ethics Coordinator – (613) 533‐6000 x 78281,

Research Complaint Process


Talk to Us
If you have concerns regarding a research study conducted under the authority of the General Research Ethics Board (GREB); please contact the GREB Ethics Office.

Our Contact information

Telephone: 1-844-535-2988;
or Email: GREB Chair at

Our Role
Your welfare is our concern. If you have any ethics concerns or complaints about a research study, please contact the GREB Ethics Office.

What We Will Do

• We will listen to you and address your concerns,
• We will respect your confidentiality,
• We will keep you informed about the progress of the review and its conclusion.

GREB has the authority to stop a research study until action has been taken to remedy the identified problem.

Complete GREB Application Form Using TRAQ flowchart