Research Ethics Board

The National Research Council of Canada's Research Ethics Board (NRC-REB), and its support staff are central to the NRC's human participant ethics functions.

Reporting to the Senior Executive Committee through the Secretary General, the NRC's REB reviews applications for human participants ethics approval, oversees and advises on the ethical aspects of all research involving human participants in which the NRC participates, and provides a resource for education, guidance and leadership in the application of ethical principles in the conduct of research involving human participants.

Meeting schedule

The NRC Research Ethics Board meets regularly (see meeting schedule below).

Protocols can be submitted at any time and may be processed outside of the meeting schedule if they are eligible for Chair or Sub-committee review. Protocols that are eligible for sub-committee review, but are submitted on or near the meeting submission deadline, will be included on the meeting agenda.

Meeting schedule
Meeting dates Submission deadlines
January 17, 2024 January 03, 2024
February 21, 2024 February 07, 2024
March 20, 2024 March 06, 2024
April 17, 2024 April 03, 2024
May 15, 2024 May 01, 2024
June 19, 2024 June 05, 2024
August 21, 2024 August 07, 2024
September 18, 2024 September 04, 2024
October 16, 2024 October 02, 2024
November 20, 2024 November 06, 2024

Membership list


  • Gordon DuVal, SJD
    Carleton University,
    Office of Research Ethics

Vice Chair

  • Geneviève Gagnon
    pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance

Resource persons

  • Erin Skrapek
    NRC-REB Secretariat
  • Adriana Bedoya
    NRC-REB Secretariat

NRC members

  • Calvin Li
    Industrial Research Assistance Program
  • Christopher Brown
    Industrial Research Assistance Program
  • Stephen Downes, Ph.D.
    Digital Technologies
  • Evan Laye
    Secretary General's Office
  • Margaret McKay, J.D.
    Digital Technologies
  • Jonathan Power, Ph.D.
    Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering
  • Anita Smith
    Health, Safety and Environment
  • Dan Trudeau
    Industrial Research Assistance Program
  • Jennifer Veitch, Ph.D.

Contact us

Please contact the NRC-REB Secretariat by email at with any questions.

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