Island Health is seeking a Co-Chair for the Health Research Ethics Board (the HREB)
Are you an individual who: has a strong sense of Justice, Respect for Persons, and is concerned with the Welfare of others? These are the three core principles of the Tri-Council Policy Statement on Research Ethics (TCSP 2 (2018) – the foundational lens through which all research at Island Health is reviewed.
The HREB is looking for a Co-Chair to serve on the HREB. We are looking for someone with community expertise, medical or health-care background who has an interest in research.
We are looking for someone who resonates with the core principles listed above; if that is you, please consider joining the Health Research Ethics Board (the HREB) at Island Health!
If you are intrigued, please contact us for a discussion: Contact Dawn Pollon – HREB Coordinator at (Dawn.Pollon@viha.ca)
More detailed info below:
All human research that is conducted by members of Island Health or that involves Island Health patients, facilities, residents, clients, staff, physicians, current data holdings, or other resources, requires research and ethical approval before it may begin, in accordance with Island Health's Research Ethics Review Policy.
Health Research Ethics Board (HREB)
• The HREB reviews behavioural studies that do not involve clinical interventions.
• Co-Chairs are responsible for reviewing all studies (1 week on/1 week off); Chairing HREB meetings; and providing an ethical lens and perspective on policy application within the Research Ethics and Compliance Office.
• Planned HREB meetings are usually held once every other month – at least 6 meetings per year, each meeting is about 1.5 hours; Ad-hoc meetings may occur.
• A stipend is offered to the successful candidate.
• Required free training for the position/on-boarding includes:
o Tri-Council Policy Statement on Research Ethics (TCSP 2 (2018) CORE online training module;
o San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training;
o Island Health Certificate Information Management (CIM);
o Mentorship from out-going Co-Chairs
Please reach out for a coffee or a chat to learn more about becoming a member of an Island Health REB, please contact Dawn.Pollon@viha.ca. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about HREB membership!
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