General Research Ethics Board (GREB)

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We are currently experiencing a high volume of ethics submissions and are prioritizing the review of COVID-19 related research. Review timelines are ~ 2-4 weeks for GREB.

We recommend your application is submitted to the REB as early as possible.

Thanks for your patience.

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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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In-Person Human Participant Research

Applications requesting to restart existing or new in-person human participant research either on campus or in a hospital setting are no longer required. Please refer to Queen’s University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy  regarding mandatory vaccination requirements for in-person University Activities.

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

Please visit our GREB Standard Operating Procedures page


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.

Please note: The Ethics Office is working remotely until further notice.  

Name and Title Email Phone Number

Kelly Blair-Matuk
Associate Director  

Jennifer Couture
Manager, Research Ethics Compliance

For Scheduling, please contact  Emma Hamer

ext. 78223

Daniel Tesolin
Ethics Coordinator, GREB


Emma Hamer
Ethics Assistant  

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