Research Ethics Board

The NRC'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 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.

Please contact the NRC-REB Secretariat ( with any questions.

Meeting dates Submission deadlines
January 19, 2022 January 5, 2022
February 16, 2022 February 2, 2022
March 16, 2022 March 2, 2022
April 20, 2022 April 6, 2022
May 18, 2022 May 4, 2022
June 15, 2022 June 1, 2022
August 17, 2022 August 3, 2022
September 21, 2022 September 7, 2022
October 19, 2022 October 5, 2022
November 16, 2022 November 3, 2022

Membership list


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

Vice Chair

  • Roxanne Deslauriers, Ph.D.
    Independent Consultant

Resource Persons


  • Christopher Brown
    Industrial Research Assistance Program
    National Research Council
  • Stephen Downes, Ph.D.
    Digital Technologies
    National Research Council
  • Geneviève Gagnon
    Canadian Pharmacists Association
  • Margaret McKay, J.D.
    Digital Technologies
    National Research Council
  • Jonathan Power, Ph.D.
    Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering
    National Research Council
  • Martine Richard
    Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner
  • Anita Smith
    Health, Safety and Environment
    National Research Council
  • Dan Trudeau
    Industrial Research Assistance Program
    National Research Council
  • Jennifer Veitch, Ph.D.
    National Research Council