Research Ethics Committee
Information for REC Members
Meetings & Deadlines
Downloadable and Consent Forms
Research Information
Monitoring & Education
MSSS Multicentre Mechanism
News Events and Links

Research Ethics Committee

The Research Ethics Committee (REC) at the Jewish General Hospital, a McGill Affiliated Hospital, reviews all research protocols involving human subjects conducted by hospital staff.

The Chair of the REC, Vasiliki Bessy Bitzas, N, PhD(C), CHPCN(C), the Chief of the Research Ethics Office, Ms. Franca Cantini , MScN, and the Chair of the Science Review Committee, Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz, Ed.D. are available to answer questions and provide educational materials.

The Research Ethics Office (REO) is located in pavilion A-925 of the Jewish General Hospital, (514) 340-8222 local 2445.

We encourage you to contact us from Monday to Thursday, 7:00AM to 3:30PM and Friday from 7:00AM to 3:00PM.

News and Events

November 2014
New MSSS Mechanism for Mulit-Site Reviews
Effective February 1, 2015 significant changes to the Multi-centre Research Ethics Review Mechanism has been announced by the MSSS. The slides from the November 26, 2014 presentation are available here.

July 2013
New Chair of the Research Ethics Committee

As of July 2, 2013  Ms. Vasiliki Bessy Bitzas N, PhD(C), CHPCN(C) is the new Research Ethics Committee Chair.  Dr. Carolyn Ells is leaving after 7 years as Chair to pursue new interests.  The Research Ethics Committee wishes Dr. Ells good luck in all her new endeavors.