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Table 1 Standard elements covered on REB applications

From: Ethics review as a component of institutional approval for a multicentre continuous quality improvement project: the investigator's perspective

Element No. (%) of the 16 sites
Basic Study Information  
Purpose/objectives 9 (56%)
Signature of department head or supervisor 7 (44%)
Checklist of documents 7 (44%)
Study Methods  
Multicentre 10 (63%)
Study Design 9 (56%)
Location of research 12 (75%)
Description of procedures 9 (56%)
How outcomes measured 4 (25%)
Subjects  
Normal subjects enrolled? 4 (25%)
Inclusion/exclusion criteria 12/11 (75, 69%)
Risks 10 (63%)
Benefits 10 (63%)
Time required of subject 4 (25%)
Participant contacted by telephone or letter during study? 4 (25%)
Privacy/Confidentiality  
General description of privacy/confidentiality measures 6 (38%)
Conflict of interest 6 (38%)
Research staff credentials 6 (38%)
Independent peer review? 5 (31%)
Budget  
Fee for Service Payment details with sponsor 6 (38%)
Budget Details Requested 11 (68%)
Resource implications for hospital 4 (25%)
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