University Research Services

University Research Services
University Research Services
Please note we are experiencing a high volume of submissions. We appreciate your patience at this time.
For urgent matters please email


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


The Queen's University Health Sciences and Affiliated Teaching Hospitals Research Ethics Board (HSREB)

The Principal of Queen's University has invested in the Queen’s University Health Sciences and Affiliated Teaching Hospitals Research Ethics Board (HSREB) the authority to review proposed research involving human participants that is being conducted under the auspices of Queen's University. HSREB primarily reviews health science research, including all research being conducted at the affiliated teaching hospitals (Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KGH and HDH Sites), Providence Care Centre (PCC) and Ongwanada. GREB primarily conducts reviews in the areas of humanities, social science, science, engineering, and administrative research. The HSREB is also a Clinical Trials Ontario (CTO) Qualified REB. 

Queen's Federalwide Assurance Number:  FWA00004184. HSREB IRB Number: IRB00001173.

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 HSREB LOI/CF Checklist (DOC, 58 KB) yet?

Participant Concerns
Talk to Us
If you have concerns regarding a research study conducted under the authority of Queen’s University, Kingston General Hospital, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Providence Care Centre, or the Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington Health Unit; please contact the Office of Research Ethics.
Our Contact information
Toll Free Telephone in North America: 1-844-535-2988 Email: HSREB Chair at
Our Role
Your welfare is our concern. If you have any ethics concerns or complaints about a research study, please contact the HSREB 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.
HSREB has the authority to stop a research study until action has been taken to remedy the identified problem
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
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
Miranda Miller
Ethics Coordinator, HSREB
ext. 77000
Crystal McCracken
Ethics Compliance Advisor

ext. 75826
Mallory Walker
Ethics Assistant
ext. 74105