Research Ethics Board

The Research Ethics Board has responsibility for the ethical assessment of all research involving children at SickKids. It is conducted in accordance with hospital policies and the taking into consideration the ethical standards of the various professions represented, the standard reflected in the bioethics literature, and the personal and community values as represented by REB members.

by investigators associated with SickKids meets the highest scientific and ethical standards prior to activation; and to ensure safeguards are developed which provide the greatest protection to patients and members of the community who serve as research subjects.

The mandate of the REB is to ensure that all research involving human subjects carried out at SickKids

The REB is mandated to approve, reject, propose modifications to, or terminate any proposed or ongoing research.


Coming to SickKids
The Hospital for Sick Children – or SickKids – is a big place. It can also be a confusing place, especially if you are coming for the first time. This section tries to answer questions you may have about coming to the hospital.¬†Select a section from the box on the right of this page.¬†Make sure you visit the ‘section before you arrive at the hospital.

It also gives you information that will make your visit to the hospital easier. If you cannot find the information you need in this site, please call the hospital operator at (416) 813-1500. If you need help at any time while you are in the hospital, you can ask someone at the Information Desk on the main floor in the Atrium (the new part of the hospital). Or you can ask any of our staff.Unless specified otherwise, SickKids treats children 18 years or younger.

SickKids is more than a hospital

SickKids is one of the largest and most respected paediatric academic health science centres in the world. We are known around the world for our excellent patient care, carrying out leading-edge research, and teaching and training the health-care workers of tomorrow.