Membership & Annual Reports


The following is a list of the current Research Ethics Board members.

Dr. Kuo Hsing Kuo (Chair), Pharmacology
Dr. Ingrid Fedoroff (Associate Chair), Pain Management
Dr. Stephen Hoption Cann (Associate Chair), Epidemiology
Dr. Boris Feldman, Psychiatry
Dr. Martha Mackay, Clinical Nurse Specialist - Cardiology 
Ms. Sarah Harbottle, Law 
Dr. Jennifer Warriner, Philosophy, Ethics 
Ms. Bonnie MacKenzie, Community Member
Dr. Amy Salmon, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health
Dr. Thomas Kerr, HIV/AIDS
Dr. Wan Tan Hogg, Respiratory Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Dr. Andrew Sanford, Genetics, Respiratory Medicine
Dr. Rodney Knight, Epidemiology/Social Sciences
Dr. Lianping Ti, Epidemiology/Health Services Research
Dr. Viviane Dias Lima, Epidemiology/Biostatistics/HIV


Ms. Belinda-Ann Furlan, Nurse Practitioner - Cardiology
Ms. Aggie Black, Nursing, Professional Practice
Dr. Yinshan Zhao, Biostatistics/Multiple Scleroris
Dr. Alice Hawkins Virani , Bioethicist/ Human Genetics
Dr. Holly Longstaff, Bioethicist
Dr. Peter Battershill, Bioethicist
Ms. Lois Klassen, Community Member
Dr. John Russell, Philosophy (Ethics)
Dr. Kimberly Taylor, Philosophy (Clinical Ethics)
Dr. Rana Ahmad, Philosophy, Ethics
Ms. Barbara Fulton, Community Member
Mr. Matthew Voett, Law

Ad Hoc

Dr. Ardis Krueger, Naturopathic Medicine
Dr. Stephen Pinney, Orthopedics
Dr. Manoj Raval, General Surgery
Dr. Eve Aymong, Cardiovascular
Dr. Quincy-Robyn Young, Cardiac Psychology
Dr. Robert Boone, Cardiology
Dr. Michael Seidman, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Ms. Lilija Berngards, Nursing
Ms. Annemarie Kaan, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Heart Failure VAD/Transplant
Dr. Susanna McRae, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

If you are interested in becoming a member, we would like to hear from you. Please contact the Ethics Office.

Click on a link below for versions of current / past membership lists:

PHC REB Membership List: July 15, 2020
PHC REB Membership List: February 26, 2020
PHC REB Membership List: July 25, 2019
PHC REB Membership List: April 1, 2019
PHC REB Membership List: March 15, 2019
PHC REB Membership List: January 25, 2019
PHC REB Membership List: November 22, 2018
PHC REB Membership List: September 26, 2018
PHC REB Membership List: April 20, 2018
PHC REB Membership List: June 30, 2017
PHC REB Membership List: June 13, 2017
PHC REB Membership List: October 28, 2016
PHC REB Membership List: April 2015
PHC REB Membership List: November 2013
PHC REB Membership List: March 2013
PHC REB Membership List: March 2012
PHC REB Membership List: October 2011
PHC REB Membership List: August 2011
PHC REB Membership List: October 2010
PHC REB Membership List: March 2010

Annual Reports

Please click on a link below to download a specific annual report document.

PHC REB Annual Report 2011
PHC REB Annual Report 2010
PHC REB Annual Report 2009
PHC REB Annual Report 2008
PHC REB Annual Report 2007

Policies & Procedures

To view a comprehensive listing of UBC policies, standard operating procedures, regulations and guidance that apply to research involving human subjects, please click on the link below.

UBC Policies & Standard Operating Procedures

This page also provides a broad list of policies applicable to research involving human subjects in Canada, USA, and the international community.

British Columbia

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
Personal Information Protection Act


Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS2 – 2018)
Health Canada Food & Drug Regulations Part C Division 5
Health Canada Application for Investigational Testing, Medical Devices
Health Canada Regulatory Requirements Governing Drugs in Clinical Trials
Good Clinical Practice Guideline - Health Canada Regulation 1997
Natural Health Products Regulations
Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)
Ethics Office of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
CIHR Guidelines for Health Research Involving Aboriginal People
Clinical Trial Application (CTA)
Principles of Ethical Metis Research (National Aboriginal Health Organization-NAHO

United States

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
US Federalwide Assurance
US Department of Health and Human Services - Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations Part 46 (45 CFR 46)
US Department of Health and Human Services - Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations Part 50 (21 CFR 50)


The Declaration of Helsinki (2008)
International Conference on Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH)

Education & Training

There is a variety of resources to help members of the UBC PHC research community confidently engage in ethical research involving human subjects.

Online Tutorials & Training
Training for UBC Researchers 
Educational Resources
Professional Associations
Clinical Research Professional Development

Online Tutorials & Training

CORE: Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS2) Online Tutorial

The new TCPS2 tutorial 'CORE' (Course in Research Ethics) is available at the following links, English Version / French Version. This interactive online tutorial can be completed in approximately two hours and provides an essential orientation to the Tri Council Policy Statement 2 (2018).

A certificate is available in English or French for printing upon completion. Once available, it is recommended that all individuals involved with research involving human participants complete this tutorial.

Graduate students and medical residents are required to complete this tutorial if their names are to be listed in applications for ethical review submitted to any UBC Research Ethics Boards (REB). The tutorial must be completed by all applicants before the application is submitted to the REB.

** If you have completed the original TCPS tutorial or the CHRPP tutorial, you do not need to complete the CORE tutorial, although it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with the new TCPS**

Network of Networks: Online Good Clinical Practice Training

The University of British Columbia, through the sponsorship of the Office of Research Ethics, Faculty of Graduate Studies, and Faculty of Medicine, is a member of the Networks of Networks (N2). N2 is a national initiative that brings together multiple existing disease networks, institutions, hospitals, and universities to enhance Canada's research capabilites.

Through this membership, UBC is able to provide access to a free online tutorial on Good Clinical Practice (GCP) in Canada for UBC faculty, staff, and students. Please click here for more information.

Social Sciences Ethics Training

This free online module was created by a team of anthropologists at Macquarie University in Australia to provide ethics training specifically for social scientists. It deals with the distinctive ethical issues that social scientists face in conducting research with human participants.

It also has an extensive section on research in Indigenous communities which, although tailored to an Australian context, has insights relevant to Canada. Please click here to register.

The Lab: Avoiding Research Misconduct

In this training program, you become the lead characters in an interactive movie and make decisions about integrity in research that can have long-term consequences. The simulation addresses Responsible Conduct of Research topics such as avoiding research misconduct, mentorship responsibilities, handling of data, responsible authorship, and questionable research practices. Please click here to view the website.

Training for UBC Researchers

As part of ongoing education for researchers the UBC Clinical Research Ethics Board has developed two 30 minute online educational workshops: one as an introduction to ethics, and one that goes into more dept about common errors seen on ethics submissions.

Basic Introduction for the Clinical Research Ethics Process

Common Challenges in Ethics submissions

Educational Resources

Joint Centre for Bioethics Research Ethics Education Portal
Contains research ethics educational materials from the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network and the University of Toronto.

Developing a Framework for Social Science Research Ethics, York University
Provides links to a variety of international resources dealing with research ethics in the social sciences.

Social Science Research Ethics, Lancaster University
Provides a range of resources designed to help new social science researchers increase their knowledge of the processes and practices involved in ethically sound research. Designed for UK researchers, but many of the resources are relevant to all social science researchers.

Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics (PRE)
Promotes the ethical conduct of research involving human participants. Develops, interprets and implements the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS).

Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS)
A partnership among the University of Washington, Seattle Children’s, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Provides academic programs, short courses, and both live and archived online seminars on issues relevant to those conducting research involving human subjects.

Professional Associations

Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards (CAREB)
A grassroots national organization intended to represent the interests of all Canadian REBs and to reflect REB perspectives and concerns.

Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research (PRIM&R)
Advances the highest ethical standards in the conduct of biomedical, social science, behavioral, and educational research.

Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA)
A non-profit, professional organization dedicated to the continuing education and development of clinical research professionals. Provides training, and continuing education.


Privacy and Confidentiality for Researchers Working from Home in Response to COVID-19

To respond to COVID-19 pandemic, many researchers are now needing to work from home and therefore, may need to adapt their project.  This document will provide some guidance to working from home.

Data Encryption Guideline

Encryption enhances the security of information by scrambling it and then making it legible only to authorized, authenticated users. Encryption can be applied to USB keys, hard drives, specific files and mobile devices. This guideline provides recommendations for options and best practices with encryption.