Bruyère Research Institute

Bruyère Continuing Care Research Ethics Board



The Bruyère Research Ethics Board continues to operate as usual. Please continue to submit all ethics applications, amendments, addendums, deviations, serious adverse event forms, and other documentation for review. Please note that approvals are subject to any COVID-19 research restrictions.

For current information on COVID-19 research restrictions and information, please click here.


About the Bruyère Research Ethics Board

The Bruyère Research Ethics Board oversees research conducted at Bruyère and the Bruyère Research Institute. Its commitment to the advancement of knowledge is specified in its Terms of Reference. The board has the authority to approve, reject, modify and terminate all research projects undertaken at Bruyère, its affiliates or any independent services/programs/centres that have an affiliation agreement with Bruyère.


Unless exempted under the research ethic board's policies and procedures and the standards of the Tri-Council Policy Statement, all research proposals involving Bruyère staff or patients must be submitted for review and approval by the Bruyère Research Ethics Board before research activities can begin.


The board is mandated by the board of directors to ensure that these research studies are in accordance with the policies, mission and values of Bruyère, the Government of Canada Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics Tri-Council Policy Statement 2, and with generally accepted ethical standards and standards of scientific research.


The Bruyère Research Ethics Board is multidisciplinary in nature and is composed of men and women who have a demonstrated interest in research ethics.


The meetings are not open to the public. Individuals wishing to convey items to the board should submit in writing to the Research Ethics Board office.


Contact the Research Ethics Board Office

Kristi Wilde 


613-562-6262 Ext. 4003

Please note, the phone number above is monitored on an infrequent basis. For all communications with the Research Ethics Board Office, please use email.


 Chair of the REB:

 Photo of Gordon Duval, Chair of the REB

Gordon Duval




Bruyère Continuing Care Research Ethics Board

43 Bruyère Street

Ottawa, Ontario

K1N 5C8