All research involving human subjects must be approved by the Research Ethics Board of The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.  Specific information on policies, procedures, forms, submissions information etc. can be found on the Ottawa Hospital Research Institure (OHRI) site at:

All research by members of the Department of Medicine involving the use of animals must strictly conform to the most rigorous ethical standards, and requires approval of the Animal Care Committee at the University of Ottawa.

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training Requirement

As of January 1, 2011, all TOH/OHRI/UOHI MD and PhD investigators and co-investigators applying for REB approval for any Interventional study whether non-regulated or regulated under Health Canada must have evidence of completed ICH-GCP training; otherwise, approval letters will be withheld by the REB office.  For the purpose of this training mandate an Interventional study is defined as a prospective biomedical or behavioural research study of human subjects that is designed to answer specific questions about biomedical (drugs, treatments, devices, or new ways of using known drugs, treatments, or devices) or behavioural interventions. Investigators have free access to online training through OHRI’s membership in the Network of Networks.  Here are instructions on how to access and complete the on-line GCP training:

  1. Access the CITI website
  2. Go to New Users Register Here
  3. Select your institution (Ottawa Hospital Research Institute or University of Ottawa Heart Institute)
  4. Create your account by specifying a user name and password
  5. Take the Canada GCP course.  OHRI administrative staff will automatically receive notification when you complete the training.

Contact Robert Wouda ( or 613-798-5555 ext 19628) for more information or to confirm prior training.


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