HSREB Fees

Queen's University Health Sciences and Affiliated Teaching Hospitals Research Ethics Board

 A one-time, non-refundable fee of $4,000 Canadian Dollars is required for all ethics reviews for industry funded and/or industry supported studies. The fee is also required for all in-kind support (e.g., drug, devices in kind), and external organizations seeking an independent REB review*.
The REB review fee may be waived for: 

  1. Unfunded studies
  2. Internally funded studies (i.e. studies funded through internal awards/grants from Queen’s University or affiliated hospitals Kingston Health Science Centre and Providence Care Centre) 
  3. Grant funded studies from a public, charitable or not‐for‐profit organization (e.g., Tri-agency, Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stoke Foundation)
  4. Studies initiated, authored and/or conducted by Queen’s University affiliated researchers whereby the researcher owns all intellectual property and can alter the research without influence from the funder/not-for-profit organization 

* A Board of Record agreement must be developed for all external REB reviews

Guidance for finance questions related to the HSREB fee

To discuss/dispute the REB fee amount/requirement:

Jennifer Couture
Manager, Research Ethics Compliance
 jennifer.couture@queensu.ca

Questions about the REB invoice and to verify the payment has been received by Queen’s: 

Alex Birchard
Associate Director, Finance and Administration, Vice-Principal Research
 alex.birchard@queensu.ca

Questions about the release of funds/accessing funds for a grant/award:

Research Services

  • Health and Related Sciences:
    Kelly Manuel
    Research Facilitator
     km270@queensu.ca

  • Social Sciences & Humanities; Natural Sciences & Engineering:
    Magda Monreal
    Research Facilitator
     monreal@queensu.ca

General research inquiries  research@queensu.ca

Questions about the release of funds/accessing funds for an agreement or contract (such as a Clinical Trial Agreement):

Research Contracts Unit
(your email will be direct appropriately)
 researchcontracts@queensu.ca

Questions about the release of funds, accessing funds, receipt of funds or payment of invoices:

Research Accounting
Tamie Whetstone
Research Accounting Administrator
 tamie.whetstone@queensu.ca
(If Tamie is not able to address your inquiry, they will direct your inquiry to the appropriate contact on their team).

General finance inquiries  finance@queensu.ca