Effective August 18th, 2021

We have changed the name of our Research Ethics Board (REB) to Oak Valley Health Research Ethics Board. Research teams can refer to the following guideline for guidance on how the new name change will impact existing studies at Oak Valley Health.

The primary and clear purpose of the Oak Valley Health Research Ethics Board (REB) is to protect the rights, safety, and well-being of patients involved in studies at Markham Stouffville Hospital and Uxbridge Hospital. The Oak Valley Health REB operates in compliance with the following:

  • the Tri-Council Policy Statement 2 (TCPS2): Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (2010);
  • the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Guidelines;
  • Part C, Division 5 of the Food and Drug Regulations of Health Canada; and
  • the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA-Ontario 1998, updated through November 2005)