Research Ethics Fees and Deadlines


Fees for ethical review and approval for studies at Vancouver Island Health Authority (and their related annual renewal and amendments) are only charged for 'for-profit' studies, such as sponsored clinical trials.  Fees will be billed upon receipt of the study to the Principal Investigator and must be paid upon receipt of the invoice.  Please contact us if you are unsure if your study is required to pay fees.  

Effective 01 JAN 2015

Ethics Review                           $ 3,000

Annual Renewal                       $   500

Minor Amendment                    $   250 

Major Amendment                    $   500 

Submission Deadlines for CREB Meetings

All applications to be considered by the Clinical REB (CREB) must be received by the deadlines below. Electronic submissions are considered received when they have been acknowledged by the Research Ethics and Compliance Office as complete and ready for review.

Once acknowledged as complete and ready for review, we will make every attempt to ensure your study is added to the agenda for the next meeting.  A maximum if five (5) studies can be reviewed at a CREB meeting.  You will be contacted if your application cannot be reviewed at the next meeting.  Studies will be added to the CREB agenda in the order in which they were acknowledged.  Occasionally, a second meeting may be arranged to accommodate large volume of studies received in a given month.  However, this is based on availability of REB members and cannot be guaranteed.

2017 Meetings


Meeting Date:


Applications must be received

by 12 pm on:

November 6, 2017 (early due to STAT on 13th)

October 20, 2017

December 11, 2017

November 24, 2017

 2018 Meetings

Meeting Date:



Applications must be received

by 12 pm on:

January 8, 2018

December 19, 2017 (early due to STAT on 25th)

February 5, 2018 (early due to STAT on 12th)

January 19, 2018

March 12, 2018

February 23, 2018

April 9, 2018

March 23, 2018

May 14, 2018

April 27, 2018

June 11, 2018

May 25, 2018

July 9, 2018

June 22, 2018

No meeting in August


September 10, 2018

August 24, 2018

October 1, 2018 (early due to STAT on 10th)

September 14, 2018

November 5, 2018 (early due to STAT on 12th)

October 19, 2018

December 10, 2018

November 23, 2018