Research Ethics Committee
Information for REC Members
Meetings & Deadlines
Downloadable and Consent Forms
MSSS Multicentre Mechanism
Research Information
Monitoring & Education
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), as well as the Research Ethics Coordinators, Kathleen Blagrave and Marissa Marra are available to answer questions and provide educational materials.





News and Events

September 2015
Changes to Adverse Event Reporting
Effective immediately, the Adverse event Reporting process at the JGH as been revised. Please click here for more information. 

July 2015
Please note that the REC meeting scheduled for October 23, 2015 has been cancelled.  

February 2015
All full board submission (multicenter or single center) must have science approval before submission to the Research Ethics Committee.  For more information regarding science approval please go to the Science Committee web site.

January 2015
New MSSS Mechanism for Multi-Site Reviews

Effective February 1, 2015 significant changes to the Multi-centre Research Ethics Review Mechanism has been announced by the MSSS.

Please go to the MSSS website for more information 

November 2014
Ms. Franca Cantini will be presenting The New MSSS Multicentre Mechanism for Research Review Part 2: Implementation at the JGH" on January 26, 2015 at 1:30PM in the Block Ampitheatre (B-106),  All staff involved in research should attend this important presentation.

The slides from the November 26, 2014 presentation are available here.