Don't forget Ethics Approval!

The Tri-Council - Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), Social Science and Humanities (SSHRC) and National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) – has developed a joint research ethics policy.

Tri-Council Policy Statement 2 (2014): Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans

Chart reviews, or chart audits, also require REB approval when the resident is planning to discuss the results publicly (Resident Project Day). If a Chart audit is only used to improve the practice, no REB approval is required.

UBC-affiliated institutions, hospitals, and researchers will need to know how to obtain UBC ethics approval.

Guidance Note on UBC Family Practice Resident Research and UBC Summer Medical Students Research Projects.

In the Interior Health Authority, you will need to submit to the Research Ethics Board. Note that IHA has an agreement with UBC so you should only have to submit to one board and then notify the other institution that it has been approved.