Research Ethics Board (REB)

The Holland Bloorview Research Ethics Board (REB) is an independent committee established by the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. The REB provides independent, multidisciplinary ethics review of research involving humans that is conducted at Holland Bloorview or by staff of Holland Bloorview, Bloorview Research Institute, and the Bloorview School Authority. It has the authority to approve, reject, request modifications to, or terminate any proposed or ongoing research.

The REB is independent in their decision-making, and they are required to operate free of inappropriate influence, including situations of real, potential or perceived conflict of interest.

The REB is responsive to changing ‘best practices’ in research ethics and will attend to developments at the local, national, and international levels. The REB will adhere the ICH Guidance E6: Good Clinical Practice Consolidated Guideline; Health Canada Division 5 of the Food and Drug Regulations; the Ontario Personal Health Information Protection Act 2004; the U.S. Office for Human Research Protection (OHRP) directives; and the requirements of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Protection of Human Subjects regulations, 45 CFR part 46, and other relevant international declarations, such as the Helsinki Declaration on Research Ethics.

The Holland Bloorview Research Ethics Board (REB) ensures that all research involving human participants carried out at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (Holland Bloorview) or by Holland Bloorview staff, is conducted in accordance with the highest scientific and ethical standards.

Click here to view the Research Ethics Board Terms of Reference .


REB Board Members

Holland Bloorview Research Ethics Board Membership

Full REB Members 2019

Name

Discipline

Constituency

Alison Williams

PhD

Research Ethics, Bioethics

Chair, Ethics, Affiliated

Dolly Menna-Dack

BA, MHSc

Youth Facilitation Services, Bioethics

Vice-Chair, Ethics, Rehab Services, Non-scientific, Affiliated

Ryan Hung MD

Pediatrics

Scientific, Clinical, Affiliated

Ben Diplock

BA

Community

Community, Non-scientific, Non-affiliated

Rebecca Zaretsky

JD

Health Law and Privacy

Legal, Community, Non-scientific, Non-affiliated

Sara Stevens

PhD, CPsych

Neuropsychology

Scientific, Clinical, Affiliated

Kim Krog

MSc

Paediatric Nursing

Non-scientific, Clinical, Affiliated

Anne Hunt

PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.)

Rehabilitation Sciences, Occupational Therapy

Scientific, Clinical, Affiliated

Alternate REB Members 2019

Name

Discipline

Constituency

Elyse Sunshine

LLB

Health Law and Privacy

Legal, Non-scientific, Non-affiliated, community

Amy McPherson

PhD

Psychology, Rehabilitation Sciences

Scientific, Affiliated

Barbara Gibson

PhD

Bioethics, Rehabilitation Sciences

Scientific, Affiliated

Steve Ryan

PhD, PEng

Rehabilitation Sciences

Scientific, Affiliated

Sally Lindsay

PhD

Qualitative Methodology,

Sociology

Scientific, Affiliated

Elaine Biddiss

PhD

Biomedical Engineering

Scientific, Affiliated

Alanna Rudzik

PhD

Anthropology

Scientific, Non-affiliated

Tara Joy Knibbe

MSc

Research Methods, Rehabilitation Sciences

Scientific, Affiliated

Sherri-ann Stringer

Community

Community, Non-scientific, Non-affiliated

Leanna Yue

JD

Health Law and Privacy

Legal, Community, Non-scientific, Non-affiliated

Amanda Brown

PT Reg. (Ont.)

Rehabilitation Sciences, Physiotherapy

Non-scientific, Clinical, Affiliated

Peter Rumney

MD, FRCPC

Rehabilitation Sciences, Paediatric Medicine

Scientific, Clinical, Affiliated

Samantha Chan, MSc

Community

Community, Non-Scientific, Non-affiliated

Deryk Beal, PhD

Neuroscience, Neuroimaging

Scientific, Clinical, Affiliated

Anthony Danial, PharmD

Pharmacy, Natural Health Products

Non-scientific, Clinical, Affiliated

Iskra Peltekova, MD

Pediatrics

Scientific, Clinical, Affiliated

Laura Hartman

PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.)

Rehabilitation Sciences, Occupational Therapy

Scientific, Clinical, Affiliated

Yukari Seko, PhD

Qualitative methodology

Scientific, Affiliated

Ad Hoc REB Advisors 2019

Name

Discipline

Constituency

Nathan Ho

RPh, B.Sc.Phm

Pharmaceutical Services and Sciences

Scientific, Clinical, Affiliated

Wei Chien

BSc, BScPhm, RPh

Pharmaceutical Services and Sciences

Scientific, Clinical, Affiliated

Tamara Milicevic

HBSc, BScPhm, PharmD, BCPPS

Pharmaceutical Services and Sciences

Scientific, Clinical, Affiliated

Non-Voting REB Members 2018 

Name

Discipline

Marie Steele

MHSc

Research Ethics Office, Administrator

Alisa Dermawan

HBSc

Research Ethics Office, Administrator