Canadian Institutional Review Board (IRB)/Research Ethics Board Services (REB)
Localized Solutions Backed by Canada’s Most Trusted Review Partner
Studies crossing international borders can produce broad scientific insights, but different regulations for different authorities complicate study management. Advarra understands these regulatory requirements and offers reviews that can bridge countries.
Ensure consistent and efficient research protections for your North American research.
Knowledgeable and Responsive
Advarra’s team goes the extra mile, taking the time to understand each client’s style and expectations. Our team can adapt to your situation, building a relationship based on trust and dependability.
Meeting the Needs of US and Canadian Researchers
Fully AAHRPP accredited, the Canadian IRB/REB has decades of experience overseeing projects across all major therapeutic areas and research phases. Over 3,500 research institutions, hospitals, and academic medical centers in the US and Canada rely on Advarra’s IRB/REB.
Technology-Enabled Solutions for Efficient, Transparent Processes
The Advarra Center for IRB Intelligence (CIRBI) Platform is the industry’s most advanced and proven online IRB/REB platform. CIRBI enables real-time access to submit and track projects 24/7/365.
A Longtime Leader in Canadian Review
Advarra has the most extensive site reach in Canada. The Canadian review service was founded in 1993, with boards in Ontario and Quebec that handle Canada-specific research. Advarra’s Canadian IRB/REB is comprised of Canadian members only. Advarra operates fully within Canada’s Tri-Council Policy Statement for Research Involving Humans (TCPS), and we appreciate the differences between provinces.
There is no official registry for research ethics boards in Canada, though Advarra has official recognition on a provincial level and can conduct reviews in more provinces and territories in Canada than any other central IRB/REB. All boards are federally registered in the United States with US FDA/OHRP. All Advarra ethics committees are individually inspected and granted full AAHRPP accreditation.
Canadian Review FAQs
What is the submission process for Canadian submissions?
Use the Advarra Center for IRB Intelligence (CIRBI) Platform for all submission activities. You will be able to track your submission status in real time and access approval documents in CIRBI.
How do I submit a protocol that has both US and Canadian sites?
Registered CIRBI users can indicate the expected number of participating US and Canadian sites within the Initial Protocol Application. Our SmartForm technology will guide users through the submission process.