Research Ethics Board

Participating in Research Studies at UHN

Caring for your health is our primary concern.
Being able to give better health care tomorrow means that we must ask questions about your health care today. We do this through research.

Every year, professionals at University Health Network work on hundreds of research studies. These studies may involve work done in labs, clinical trials of new drugs or devices, administering questionnaires, creating databases or reviewing health records.

It is possible that during your clinic appointment or stay in the hospital, you will be approached to participate in a research study. It is important that you know participating in research is voluntary. You are always free to decline from participating or to withdraw from a study at any time without affecting your health care.

Research Ethics Board
The Research Ethics Board is a group of community and professional volunteers dedicated to protecting the safety of persons entering a research study. They work to ensure privacy, dignity and justice for people who participate in research.

Contact Information

Chair, UHN Research Ethics Board
Dr. Ronald Heslegrave
Telephone: (416) 340-4557
Fax: (416) 595-9164

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