28-Jan-2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter presents
The Newfoundland and Labrador Health Research Ethics Authority: Innovation in Centralized Research Ethics 

January 28, 2014 
12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m. EST


Featured Speaker: Sandra Reid, Ethics Officer, The Health Research Ethics Authority (HREA)

The Health Research Ethics Authority (HREA) is a non-profit agency established by the Health Research Ethics Authority Act (the Act) which came into force in 2011. The Act creates a province-wide authority that ensures all health research is reviewed within the province of NL and conducted ethically.  I will report on the successes and challenges of this innovative-and risky-province-wide centralized ethics review system.  Two key features of the legislation make this review system unique: first, it requires all health research conducted within the province to be reviewed by an HREA-approved NL-based REB, whether or not it has been reviewed elsewhere; second, all health research in the province now undergoes a centralized review process, effectively removing responsibility and control of review from the health regions.  Each of these features has had implications for the (re)shaping of the workload within the main NL Health Research Ethics Board (NL HREB). 

Sandra Reid is the Ethics Officer for the Health Research Ethics Authority (HREA) in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador (NL).  The HREA is a non-profit agency established by the Health Research Ethics Authority Act (the Act) which came into force in 2011. The Act creates a province-wide authority that ensures all health research is reviewed within the province of NL and conducted ethically.  In her role, Sandra manages the provincial research ethics office and oversees the ethics review process of all health research involving human subjects conducted in NL.  Part of this role involves coordinating and implementing educational activities for stakeholders as well as liaising with appropriate staff at various organizations and bodies across the province and nationally.

Prior to moving to NL, Sandra was the Senior Advisor- Legal and Ethics for the Health Research Council of New Zealand, the main funding body for health research in New Zealand.  Sandra holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Simon Fraser University specializing in cell and molecular biology.  Sandra also earned her Master of Bioethics and Health Law degree with Distinction from the University of Otago in New Zealand.

Sandra is an ex-officio member of the HREA Board of Directors and both provincial Health Research Ethics Boards (HREBs), Chairs the Policy Advisory Group, and sits as a member of the provincial Health Information Privacy Advisory Committee.  Sandra has been a member of the Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards (CAREB) and Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) since 2011. 

 

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FREE


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