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.

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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.
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