Research Ethics Board (REB)


NRC's Research Ethics Board, and its support staff are central to NRC's human participant ethics functions.

Reporting to the Senior Executive Committee through the Secretary General, 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 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 (NRC-REB) 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
October 17, 2018 October 03, 2018
November 21, 2018 November 07, 2018
January 16, 2019 January 02, 2019
February 20, 2019 February 06, 2019
March 20, 2019 March 06, 2019
April 17, 2019 April 03, 2019
May 15, 2019 May 01, 2019
June 19, 2019 June 05, 2019
August 21, 2019 August 07, 2019
September 18, 2019 September 04, 2019
October 16, 2019 October 02, 2019
November 20, 2019 November 06, 2019

Membership list


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

Vice Chair

  • Roxanne Deslauriers, Ph.D.
    Independent Consultant

Resource Persons


  • Steven Beyea, Ph.D.
    Independent Consultant
  • Christopher Brown
    Industrial Research Assistance Program
    National Research Council
  • Robert Czerny
    Independent Consultant
  • Geneviève Gagnon
    Canadian Pharmacists Association
  • Margaret McKay
    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
  • Dan Trudeau
    Industrial Research Assistance Program
    National Research Council
  • Jennifer Veitch, Ph.D.
    National Research Council