McMaster University

McMaster University

Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board (HiREB)

The Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board is a jointly constituted board of St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University's Faculty of Health Sciences. It is committed to protecting research participants by ensuring that all research involving humans is both scientifically valid and ethically sound. We operate under the principles of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS), and the International Conference on Harmonization: Good Clinical Practice (ICH GCP).

For more information, please visit HiREB.ca, the website for the Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board.

Online Submissions

If you are planning to submit a new study, please note you will need to create an account within our submission system to access any of electronic REB applications. If you have started completing the paper-based form we suggest you create a user account and transfer this information into the electronic form so that going forward all submissions related to your study can be done electronically.

Please see HiREB News Site for a list of Submission Deadlines.

The first step will be to ensure you are set up in the eREB system. The eREB system is available only through the new HiREB.ca website and depending on your site location here are the login guidelines:

For Hamilton Health Sciences Sites:

  • Log on to Citrix
  • Go to the Appscriber link and browse for HiREB
  • Activate the application and it will go onto your Citrix desktop Under the Clinical Folder
  • Click on the HiREB icon and this will bring you directly to the HiREB Website
  • On the top right corner and click on the Online Submission Link
  • Clicking on this link will open the Submission Portal
  • If you already have an eREB account logon, if you do not have an eREB account please create one using New User

For St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, McMaster University and Outside sites:

  • Open your browser, go to www.hireb.ca
  • This will open our website
  • On the top right corner and click on the Online Submission Link
  • This will open the Submission Portal
  • If you already have an eREB account long on, If you do not have an eREB account please create one using New User

We are available to assist you with any questions related to the electronic process. Please contact Tina Arnosti arnoschr@hhsc.ca regarding user account set up.

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