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Welcome to the McMaster Research Ethics Board (MREB)

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Which Research Ethics Board (REB) should I submit my application to? MREB does NOT review Faculty of Health Science research, OR if you are doing research involving patients, staff, resources or facilities in McMaster affiliated hospitals
Please submit research ethics applications to
  • MacREM new online application system
  • Forms  (see MacREM)
  • Tips & Samples you can modify to complete your application
  • Resources to further your understanding of MREB research ethics
  • Useful Links is a collection of relevant websites
  • FAQs or Frequently Asked Questions on research ethics here
  • About MREB is information on what we do and who we are


The McMaster Research Ethics Board is always available to help answer your questions, or consult on your application, whether you are a faculty, graduate, undergraduate or staff researcher.


 Contact us, if you have questions about: 

  • An application currently under review
  • The ongoing status of an up-to-date clearance
  • Consulting on an application
  • Visiting a class to talk about research ethics!

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