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 involving physically invasive contact.
The Health Sciences Research Ethics Board consists of a full review board and a delegated review board. Research deemed to be of 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.