Meeting Dates

Full Board Review

The UBC-PHC Research Ethics Board is normally scheduled to meet on the last Friday of the month. The December meeting is scheduled for the second Friday of the month. Applications must be submitted three weeks prior.

Please note that researchers must first submit the electronic application to his or her department head for approval. Researchers are advised to submit the applications for department head approval at least three days in advance of the REB submission deadline dates. In time sensitive situations, its best to advise your Department Head that the study is waiting for their sign-off. If the Department Head is involved in your study, you should alert the designated alternate to sign your application in place of the Department Head.

The submission deadlines given below are the dates the application must reach the Research Ethics Board.

2018 UBC PHC REB Deadlines and Meeting Dates

Submission Deadlines Review Meeting Dates
January 5 January 26
February 2 February 23
March 2 March 23
April 6 April 27
May 4 May 25
June 1 June 29
July 6 July 27
August 3 August 31
September 7 September 28
October 5 October 26
November 2 November 23
November 9 December 7

Please select a link below to download a copy of the meeting dates in PDF format. 

Past meeting dates:

Expedited Review (minimal risk) 

There are no submission deadlines for projects qualifying for minimal risk review criteria. Upon submitting a request for expedited review, the RISe system will send an automated message to the research project principal investigator and primary contact indicating a "virtual" meeting date for the review. It does not necessarily mean that the application will be reviewed on that specific date.

Typically the REB reviews minimal risk applications within two weeks of the virtual meeting date but this can vary.