Dear Investigators & Research Team:
Thank you for your interest in conducting research at Sault Area Hospital. Sault Area Hospital encourages, fosters, and supports research that will benefit our patients/clients as well as the scientific community as a whole. Our goal is to ensure patient/client safety and responsible conduct of research.
An SAH Research Approval Checklist has been created to streamline the research process. This should be used as a guidance document at the beginning, throughout, and at the time of completion of your study; please review all necessary requirements on this checklist while you prepare your initial submission to the Institution and subsequently the Joint GHC/SAH Research Ethics Board.
As you begin, and after establishing your research plans and goals, you will need to complete and submit required forms (Institutional and REB), supplemental study materials, any necessary trainings and applicable regulatory documentation (outlined on the above-mentioned checklist); this page will always have the most up-to-date forms.
Once all Institutional approvals are given, forms and training required for initial submission to the REB complete, and regulatory documentation filled out and signed, you will receive approval to conduct your research at SAH and may proceed to ethics review with the REB; please follow the steps listed on this webpage for Institutional and REB guidance regarding your Initial Submission.
Completing all of the required forms and training, having your study materials ready, and ensuring your regulatory documentation is completed prior to your REB submission will allow for a smoother, quicker approval process. Should there be any questions, concerns, or missing information within your REB submission, a member of the administrative team in the REB office will contact you. To access REB information and REB forms or for a list of REB meeting and submission due dates (for submissions requiring full board review), please go to Research Ethics Board (GHC/SAH).
We encourage Physicians, Research Assistants, and Students working in all disciplines to conduct research that will benefit our community as well as the scientific community as a whole in hopes to provide the best possible patient/client care and outcomes throughout the health care system and society. We look forward to reviewing the research projects that you and your study team submit to this REB and the Institution and wish you all the best in successfully achieving your research goals.