University Research Services

University Research Services
University Research Services

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

The Principal of Queen's University has invested in the 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 human participant research being conducted at the affiliated teaching hospitals (Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KGH and HDH Sites), Kingston General Health Research Institute (KGHRI), Hotel Dieu Hospital Research Institute (HDHRI), Providence Care Centre (PCC) and Ongwanada. The HSREB is also a Clinical Trials Ontario (CTO) Qualified REB. 

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

Contact Us
Name and Title Email Phone Number
Dr. Andrew Winterborn
Director
613-533-3047
Jennifer Couture
Manager, Research Ethics Compliance
613-533-6000
ext. 78223
Crystal McCracken
Ethics Compliance Advisor

crystal.mccracken@queensu.ca

613-533-6000
ext. 75826
Michelle Salamone
Ethics Coordinator (HSREB)

michelle.salamone@queensu.ca 

613-533-6000
ext. 77000
Kayla Kooistra
Ethics and Office Assistant
kayla.kooistra@queensu.ca
613-533-6000
ext. 74814
Participant Concerns
RESEARCH COMPLAINT PROCESS
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 clarkaf@queensu.ca
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)
Clinical Trials Ontario
The HSREB is Qualified through the Clinical Trials Ontario Qualification Program. Researchers conducting multi-centre clinical trials involving two or more sites in Ontario must use Clinical Trials Ontario streamlined ethics review. For more information, contact the HSREB or CTO: 416-673-6670 or www.ctontario.ca