Review of the Health Research Ethics Authority Act

Purpose

The Health Research Ethics Authority Act (the Act) provides the Health Research Ethics Authority (HREA) with the authority to ensure that health research involving human subjects in Newfoundland and Labrador is conducted in an ethical manner. Click here to view the Health Research Ethics Authority Act.

The Department of Health and Community Services is committed to finding ways to improve the Act to better support the HREA and Health Research Ethics Board (HREB) in achieving their mandates.

As a member of the research community, we welcome your perspective on how to enhance the Act.

Click here to view the News Release.

Get Involved

Members of the research community are invited to share their opinions on how the Department of Health and Community Services can improve the Health Research Ethics Authority Act to better meet the needs of researchers in the province by completing an online questionnaire.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Online Questionnaire:

This questionnaire will be available until Friday, December 13, 2019. It should take you approximately 10 minutes to complete this questionnaire.

If you have any questions related to this questionnaire or require an alternate format, please contact Maggie Power, Program and Policy Development Specialist at the Department of Health and Community Services (maggiepower@gov.nl.ca or (709) 729-4084).

Click here to complete the questionnaire

How will your input be used?

The information you provide will be reviewed by officials at the Department of Health and Community Services. All feedback will be considered with a view to improving the Health Research Ethics Authority Act.

Privacy Statement

Please do not include your name or any identifiable information.  Your views are collected under the authority of section 61(c) of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 for the purpose of collecting public feedback on the Health Research Ethics Authority Act.  

Should you have any questions about how this information will be collected, used and disclosed, please contact Michael Cook, Manager of Privacy and Information Security for the Department of Health and Community Services (MichaelCook@gov.nl.ca or 709-729-7010).

Contact Us

If you have any questions or additional comments regarding the Health Research Ethics Authority Act, please contact Maggie Power, Program and Policy Development Specialist at the Department of Health and Community Services (MaggiePower@gov.nl.ca or 709-729-4084).