University Research Services

University Research Services
University Research Services


March 20, 2020: The environment related to COVID-19 is fluid and forever changing. Following extensive consultation, we are implementing the following policy for human participant research:

June 23, 2020: New Guidelines outlining the specific steps required for starting OR resuming in-person research at Queen’s University, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and Providence Care Centre (PCC) in the COVID-19 era and the SOP titled, “Clinical Conduct Accommodations for COVID-19” have been posted for your reference:

Additionally, the Human Participant FAQs have been updated as of June 22, 2020:

Please feel free to contact Jennifer Couture, Manager, Research Ethics Compliance, if you have any questions related to conducting in-person research


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.

Questions about Research Ethics?Schedule a one-on-one meeting with us  today!

Double Check: Have you double checked your consent form against the new GREB LOI/CF Checklist (DOC, 48 KB) yet?

Letter of Information/Consent Form Resources
Research Concerns


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.

Contact Us
Name and Title Email Phone Number
Dr. Andrew Winterborn
For scheduling, please contact Mallory Walker
Jennifer Couture
Manager, Research Ethics Compliance
ext. 78223
Crystal McCracken
Ethics Compliance Advisor

ext. 75826
Gail Irving
Ethics Coordinator (GREB)
ext. 78281
Mallory Walker
Ethics Assistant
ext. 74105

Complete GREB Application Form Using TRAQ flowchart