Standard operating procedures for the ethical review of clinical research projects in Quebec

These reference documents are now available in English.


A series of standard operating procedures (SOPs) adapted to the Quebec context – first published last summer – are now available in English and French in the “Resources” section of CATALIS Québec’s website.

These documents, intended for research ethics board (REB) members and support staff, constitute a reference guide and serve as an organizational framework for the operations of research ethics boards in Quebec.

CATALIS Québec thanks the members of the partner research ethics boards who revised the documents drawn up by the organization N2 Canada – Network of Networks, to adapt them to the Quebec regulatory context.

In the coming months, we will undertake a new revision in collaboration with the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec to incorporate N2’s most recent changes. The long-term goal is to encourage their adoption by the REBs of the network.

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