Research Ethics BC

Information for Research Ethics Board Administrators (REBAs)


We are pleased to offer a range of materials to support research ethics board administrators in understanding and implementing harmonized approaches to ethics review at their institutions.


Guidance documents


These resources for research ethics board administrators (REBAs) and REB reviewers have been developed in collaboration between Research Ethics BC and the Research Ethics BC network. If you are looking for additional resources, please contact us.


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Provincial Research Ethics Network (PREP) platform


Research Ethics BC and the University of British Columbia (UBC) launched the Provincial Research Ethics Platform (PREP) in 2018. This functionality within the UBC human ethics module in RISe enables multi-jurisdictional review of research ethics applications in a single online system.


BC researchers who are affiliated with the current Research Ethics BC network may submit an application for harmonized review.


If you have any questions, please contact the Research Ethics harmonization facilitator.


Register and gain access PREP

To access PREP for harmonized studies, researchers must first create a UBC CWL account to access UBC’s RISe, which hosts PREP.


If you have no current or previous affiliations with UBC, create a basic account for RISe. You will not be able to self-register for a RISe account with a basic account, so the next step is to contact the RISe support team.

Navigating Harmonized Research Ethics