Forms & Guidance

Click on the links below to view or download PDF versions of the Forms and Guidance Notes concerning Behavioural and Clinical policy and procedures.

Behavioural Forms & Guidance Notes

Behavioural Consent Form Template June 2019

Guidance Notes
Behavioural Guidance Notes
Deception Form May 2011
Online Surveys Guidance Note March 2018
Draft BREB Guidelines for Research Using Social Networking Sites June 2012
*NEW* Policy on Exclusion of Research Participants based on Language January 2017
Behavioural Sample Human Ethics Application (for review purposes only)
When to use the shortened ethics application forms April 2019
Please click on the link below to actually complete the application. 
Application for Behavioural Ethical Review
Post Approval Guidance Notes August 2013
See also post-approval sample forms


Clinical Forms & Guidance Notes

BC Common Clinical Informed Consent Form Template July 2020
Optional Consent Form Template January 2015
Biobanking Consent Form Template January 2015
Adolescent Assent Form Template January 2015 
Assent Form Template January 2015
CREB Minimal Risk Consent Form Template February 2020

Guidance Notes
Clinical Guidance Notes
RISe Clinical application Guidance Notes
UBC Policy on Mandatory Tissue Banking September 15, 2015
Interim Guidance Notes on Incidental Findings in Genetic and Genomic Research April 14, 2015
Guidance Notes for Radiation Exposure (DRAFT) June 29, 2012
Guidance Notes for Research Databases and Registries
Guidance Notes for Research Involving Human Biological Materials May 2016
Peer-Scientific Review Template June 1, 2016
*NEW* Policy on Exclusion of Research Participants based on Language January 2017


Guidance Notes Post Approval Activities

Guidance Notes for Annual Renewals
- Failure to Comply with Requirements for Annual Renewal
- Fee for Annual Renewal 
Guidance Notes for Amendments
Guidance Notes for Request for Acknowledgement
Guidance Notes for Notification of Study Closure
Guidance Notes for Protocol Deviations
Guidance Notes for Reporting Unanticipated Problems 
Sample of Basic Periodic Safety Summary Report


Other Resources

CST Go-Live - Information for Researchers
Checklist for Quality Improvement, Quality Assurance
VCH-PHC Quality Improvement Intake
Providence Research Plain Words Watch List
Providence Research Plain Language Research Tips
Plain Language Research Glossary
Alternate Word Glossary (University of Western Ontario)
Plain Language Medical Dictionary (University of Michigan)
Group Health Institute's Program for Readability in Science & Medicine
Guidance Notes for Harmonized Studies 


Engaging Limited English Proficient Participants

Tips for Working with an Interpreter
Steps for Translating Research Materials


Letter of Invitation Templates

Chinese Traditional (Cantonese)
Chinese Simplified (Mandarin)



UBC REB Policy on Electronic Signatures
Stamped Approval on Consent Forms
UBC REB Guidance to Investigators on HIPAA Compliance May 2, 2003