University Research Services

University Research Services
University Research Services

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:  FWA00004184. GREB IRB Number: IRB00003062.

NEW APPLICATION FORM: GREB has developed a new Self-Study Application Form which is now available in TRAQ. Associated Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Guidelines now posted on GREB's website under Guidelines! 

Important Information
Public Comments on the Proposed Changes to TCPS 2 ( 2014) In October 2016: the Panel on Research Ethics released proposed changes to TCPS 2 (2014) to the public for comment. Written comments were accepted until January 31, 2017. All comments received have been posted to the Panel’s website unless the contributor requested that they remain confidential. This valuable feedback will now be taken into consideration as the Panel and Secretariat prepare recommendations to the federal research Agencies (CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC) that are responsible for approving revisions to TCPS 2 (2014). 
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I Apply for Human Participant Ethics Clearance? You must log in to TRAQ to access the Human Participant Research Ethics Application Forms.
GREB Full Board Meeting and Submission Schedule for 2017

SCHEDULE 2017 GENERAL RESEARCH ETHICS BOARD (GREB)

SUBMISSION DATE
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
MEETING DATE
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, irvingg@queensu.ca

Research Complaint Process

GENERAL RESEARCH ETHICS BOARD (GREB) 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 chair.GREB@queensu.ca

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