The Health Sciences Research Ethics Board reviews all research involving innovative or novel medical techniques, imaging procedures or therapies. In addition the Health Sciences Ethics Board reviews all research that takes place inside a medical or health care environment or that involves medical patients or medical patient data. As well the Health Sciences Research Ethics Board reviews any research involving physical exertion beyond normal walking and involves physically invasive contact.
The Health Sciences Research Ethics Board consists of a full review board and a delegated review board. Research that is deemed minimal-risk to patients and participants or is a chart review is eligible for delegated review. All other research must be sent to the full review board.