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Research Ethics & Compliance Office

E. Sarah Bennett – Manager, Research Ethics & Compliance
Contact regarding:

  • Compliance with local, national, and international policies and legislation
  • Activities, procedures and direction of Research Ethics administration
  • Ethics or integrity queries or concerns
  • Training and presentations

250-519-6706
elizabeth.bennett@islandhealth.ca

COMPLIANCE

Tracy Wong - Research Quality Assurance Specialist

  • Advises on and provides training regarding quality and compliance-related activities including US FCOI

250-519-5300 ext. 36220
tracy.wong@islandhealth.ca

INSTITUTIONAL APPROVALS

Kimberly Horie - Research Administrative Coordinator

  • Coordinates the operational review for research studies accessing Island Health resources and sites. 

250-519-6726 ext. 36726
kimberly.horie@islandhealth.ca

CLINICAL RESEARCH ETHICS BOARD (CREB)

Karen Medler - Research Ethics Coordinator 

  • Coordinates the review of Clinical minimal risk and full board applications and associated deferral/proviso responses, post-approval activities, and general inquiries related to clinical research ethics. 

250-519-5300 ext. 36207
karen.medler@islandhealth.ca

Joey Pearson - Research Ethics Administrative Assistant

  • CREB support
  • Responsible for handling incoming general inquiries, minimal risk CREB post-approval activities, and fee payment.

250-519-5300 ext. 36207
joy.pearson@islandhealth.ca

HEALTH RESEARCH ETHICS BOARD (HREB)

Victoria Philibert - Research Ethics Coordinator

  • Coordination of HREB policies and expectations, and coordinates the review of behavioural applications, and provides support for harmonized ethics reviews.

250-519-5300 ext. 36212
victoria.philibert@islandhealth.ca

Julita Traylen – Research Ethics Administrative Assistant

  • HREB support 
  • Responsible for handling incoming general inquiries, minimal risk HREB post-approval activities, and fee payment. 

250-519-5300 ext. 36216
julita.traylen@islandhealth.ca

Questions, complaints or concerns?

If you have any concerns about your rights or experiences as a research participant in a study, please contact the Island Health Research Ethics & Compliance Office in Victoria at 250-519-6726 or email ResearchEthics@islandhealth.ca.