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.


Travel & Expense Reimbursements

The reimbursement of expenses (both travel and non-travel) incurred in conducting University business is governed by the Travel and Expense Reimbursement Policy and related procedures.  Please note that this policy was revised, effective January 1, 2021.

Significant changes from previous policies and procedures include:

  • Mandatory use of the ERS (Expense Reimbursement System) for all who have access to it (includes all Staff, Faculty, and Graduate Students)
  • Release of new Travel Credit Card (TCard) program
    • Travel advances will no longer be issued for costs that can be paid for through a TCard
    • Costs incurred in advance of travel (ex. Flight prepayments) can be claimed when booking finalized, if paid for on TCard
  • Reference to the new Professional Expense Reimbursement Procedure for QUFA Members
  • Additions to list of positions that can approve an Exception to Policy

Cash Advances

Information on cash advances for research participant payment is available in the ERS (Expense Reimbursement System) section under “Cash Advances”.

Click here to view all forms and policies on the 
Travel & Expense Reimbursements page of the Financial Services website. 


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.