Research at The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) is an undertaking intended to extend knowledge through disciplined inquiry and systematic investigation that complies with the Canadian Tri-Council Policy Statement for Conducting Research in Humans (TCPS2).

The Research Office supports innovative health research that is done by our staff and physicians and collaborates in health research initiatives with other organizations. TSH’s staff and physicians lead and participate in health research initiatives aimed at providing the best quality of care to our patients.

All research studies/projects and their respective agreements, where applicable, are coordinated and managed through TSH’s Research Administrative Office. This office also provides additional assistance and direction to all researchers and study staff.

TSH Research Ethics Board (REB)

All research projects involving TSH must obtain ethical approval from the TSH Research Ethics Board (REB). The TSH REB is responsible, on behalf of the hospital for ensuring that all research involving human participants under the auspices of The Scarborough Hospital meets current ethical standards.

Research Ethics Templates

Please find below the TSH REB Application Package Template. General information regarding submission information can be found on pages 3 – 8 and a document checklist on page 9. The Confidentiality Agreement (pages 18-19) can be printed separately.

If there are any questions or clarifications regarding the process (including whether the submission qualifies as a delegated review or a full board review), call the REB Administrative Assistant at ext. 6728.

  • Confidentiality Agreement
  • Annual Reapproval Form
  • External SAE Report Form
  • IB Amendment Form
  • Internal SAE Report Form
  • Notification of Administrative Change
  • Other External SAE Report
  • Protocol Amendment Form
  • Protocol Deviation Form
  • Study Completion Form
  • TSH DSMB Report Form
  • Guidelines for Chart Review Research Protocols – Health Records Process

Download all form as Word documents

REB Meetings and Submission Dates

The following is a list of 2017 submission and meeting dates for the REB meetings:

Due to the volume of studies received at TSH and the time required to prepare them for review by the REB, researchers are now asked to submit all material for review per the schedule below in order for the study to be considered at the next REB meeting.


  • The REB meeting dates are subject to change without notice. It is the investigator’s responsibility to continue checking the website prior to submission or calling the REB office in advance.
  • Study protocols submitted to REB are subject to considerations for reviews.

Where To Find Us

General site
Room G002
416-438-2911, ext. 6728

Dr. Luigi Castagna
REB Chairperson
416-438-2911, ext. 6728

Anne Davies
Manager, Research
416-438-2911, ext. 6007

Heidi Winkelmann
REB Administrative Assistant
416-438-2911, ext. 6728

Date of REB Review Final Date of Submission
Thursday April 6, 2017 March 16, 2017
Thursday May 4, 2017 April 13, 2017
Thursday June 1, 2017 May 11, 2017
Thursday July 6, 2017 (subject to change) June 15, 2017
Thursday August 3, 2017 (subject to change) July 13, 2017
Thursday September 7, 2017 August 17, 2017
Thursday October 5, 2017 September 14, 2017
Thursday November 2, 2017 October 12, 2017
Thursday December 7, 2017 November 16, 2017