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Research Approvals and Ethics

Institutional Approval to Conduct Research

In order to conduct research at Island Health, Principal Investigators must obtain institutional approval for their study.  The requirements for approval are identified below and result in a Certificate of Institutional Approval that is emailed to the Principal Investigator when all conditions have been met.

Research is NOT PERMITTED to begin until the Certificate of Institutional Approval has been issued.

Institutional Approval for all research requires:

1. Island Health Research Ethics Board Certificate of Approval

2. Island Health Departmental Approvals as applicable

Additional approvals for regulated sponsored clinical trials:

1. Clinical Trial Agreement between Island Health, Principal Investigator, and Sponsor

2. Health Canada Letter of No Objection (NOL)

3. Clinical Trial Registration number with a non-profit clinical trials registry, e.g. http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/

Additional approvals for grant-funded studies:

1. Grant Contribution Agreement

Additional approvals for external affiliated researchers:

1. Research Affiliation/Collaboration Agreement (inter-institutional)

2. Study Specific Researcher Affiliation Agreement

Contact Information

Research Ethics
Room 304, Kenning Wing
Memorial Pavilion
Royal Jubilee Hospital
1952 Bay Street
Victoria, BC V8R 1J8
 
Fax: 250-519-1878
Research Ethics & Operational Review Team  

Health Research Inquiries
Leah Syme, Research Administrative Coordinator
leah.syme@viha.ca
250-370-8620

Dawn Pollon, Research Ethics Coordinator
dawn.pollon@viha.ca
250-519-1879

Clinical Research Inquiries
Joy (Joey) Pearson, Research Ethics Administrator
joy.pearson@viha.ca
250-519-7700 x 12248

Karen Medler, Research Ethics Coordinator
karen.medler@viha.ca
250-370-8111 x 12415

Operational or Institutional Approvals
Leah Syme, Research Administrative Coordinator
leah.syme@viha.ca
250-370-8620

Terri Fleming, Manager Research Compliance and Ethics
terri.fleming@viha.ca
250-519-7700 ext 13971