IRB Services

Veritas IRB has served the Canadian research community for more than 20 years. We remain the first and only Canadian-owned, accredited, central IRB or REB. We offer personalized services, whether you are a sponsor, CRO, research institution or a researcher in order to provide ethical review and oversight tailor-made to your research context. Our team is composed of scientists who have conducted research, making it easier for you to work with someone who speaks your language.

Unlike central IRBs that rely heavily on portals and automated processes, Veritas IRB's personalized approach and accessibility allow you to improve your study performance by relying on a single point of contact that has the interest of your research study at heart. Sponsors, CROs and researchers use the ethics review services of Veritas IRB because they value research participants and appreciate that their participation is at the core of the overall success of their research.

CANADIAN EXPERTS

Eliminate delays, confusion, duplicative inspections, and misinterpretations of regulations by having direct access to local expertise.

SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT

Improve study operations and communications by having a single point of contact to manage all aspects of your study submission and review.

SUBMISSION TRACKING

Enable your team to plan study activities by keeping track of your submissions at all times.

SIMPLIFIED PROCESS

Your submission will be reviewed within 72 hours (No Lead Time) if it qualifies for expedited review.

QUALITY DOCUMENTATION

Reduce time spent locating and understanding study documentation by accessing your regulatory binder through a single click of a button.

PARTICIPANT CENTRIC

Improve your focus by relying on a team of professionals that actively monitors the ethical conduct of your study and is available 24/7 in English and French for your research participants.

INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES

We convert your valued partnership into an integral part of your institution's human research protection program.

For many hospitals, operating an efficient ethics review process is a complex task. This challenge is greater when the volume of research does not allow for regular meetings or maintenance of full-time personnel. We are here to help you.

Veritas IRB's Institutional Services include:

  • Meeting with your Institution's officials
  • Auditing your Institution's IRB's records
  • Developing institution-specific Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Annual reporting of Veritas IRB's activities to your Institution's officials
  • Completion of activity reports to government agencies (when required).

Veritas IRB will work closely with your institution so you may benefit from the expertise of our board, while having access to the expert knowledge and efficiency of our project managers. This reduces your institution's operating costs. What's more is that you'll reap the advantages of an established IRB outsourcing strategy, as Veritas IRB can become an integral part of your institution's human research protection program (HRPP).

ETHICS CONSULTING

If you need assistance meeting regulatory requirements and developing responsible research methods, Veritas IRB can help you succeed by providing concrete advice based on recognized best practices.

Veritas IRB's experienced professionals and network of independent consultants are available to provide you with timely expert assistance and help you develop strategies tailored to your research context.

Instead of applying pre-packaged solutions or blindly outline regulatory requirements, we take the time to listen to your needs and involve your input throughout the consulting process. This leads to recommendations that can easily be integrated to your organization's existing processes

Veritas IRB has provided consulting to research organizations on numerous areas of research, including:

  • BioBanking
  • Stem cell research
  • Reproductive technologies
  • Genetic research
  • Social media
  • Recruitment of people in situations of vulnerability
  • Research integrity (i.e. plagiarism, data fabrication and falsification)

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