Hamilton Health Sciences

Rehabilitation/Senior's Program

Research Activity Guidelines

The Rehabilitation/Seniors program follows the established HHS procedures for research activities.

All research projects involving McMaster University, and Hamilton Health Sciences physicians, staff (including staff acting as investigators outside the Institution), students (i.e., research within the institution or using institutional resources), or patients, must obtain ethical approval from the Research Ethics Board (REB) before research can begin. The REB is responsible, on behalf of the institution, for ensuring that all research involving human subjects under the auspices of its institution meets current ethical standards.

The mandate of the Research Ethics Board is to safeguard the rights, safety, and well-being of all research participants.

The REB reviews and approves research projects that meet acceptable ethical and scientific standards and for which adequate facilities and resources are available. The REB also provides advice on the ethical, scientific and technical aspects of planning research projects.

REB application forms, policies and procedures  can be found at  under Research.

The Rehabilitation/Senior's program offers in program support for completion of REB applications. This includes consultation on data sources and analysis, study design and timelines.

Also offered is data generation from program managed databases (e.g. NRS, waitlist) either for application preparation or study results.

For in program support contact

Hamilton Health Sciences • Hamilton, Ontario • 905.521.2100

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