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Please note, effective February 19, 2014, any member of a study team can now initiate an ethics application through IRISS on behalf of the principal investigator. The principal investigator is still responsible for submitting the ethics application. By submitting the application the principal investigator is affixing his electronic signature and accepting responsibility for the application.
Effective December 1, 2013, CREBA has been renamed the Community Health Committee (CHC) to reflect its new role as one of the three committees under the HIA-designated Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta (HREBA).
During the period of transition you will find some documents and webpages still using the previous name. We are working to make the required changes as quickly as possible.
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To ensure that people and their information are protected, the CHC provides ethics reviews to the following:
- Alberta’s community-based health researchers.
- Alberta Health Services employees in South Zone (Zone 1) and Central Zone (Zone 3).
- QI and evaluation projects that are higher risk, which do not have access to an ethical review by another recognized review process.
CHC board members also provide an educational function by providing project leads with constructive feedback, support, and resources in order to facilitate learning and increase knowledge of both research and non-research projects.
The CHC is a multi-disciplinary committee with members from both rural and urban communities across the province. HREBA, the board under which CHC functions, is designated under the Health Information Act. It is constituted in accordance with the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS2) and is committed to adherence with this statement. Information about the TCPS2 and other related issues can be found at the Interagency Advisory Panel of Research Ethics (PRE), a body of external experts created to advise on the evolution, interpretation, implementation and educational needs of the TCPS2.
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