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Research / Research Administration/ Information for Clinical Researchers

Information for Clinical Researchers


Our institution ensures that all research is performed ethically, in accordance with the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans. 

The Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board (HiREB) is a jointly constituted board of St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, Hamilton Health Sciences, and McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences. To view the required documentation and information, please visit the HiREB website.

HiREB requires proof of completion of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training in order to gain approvals. Tri-Council Policy Statement training is optional yet recommended. There are links to both types of training, as well as Standard Operating Procedures, on MyStJoes.



All research-related accounts must be opened through the Research Institute. In order to open a research account, you must first submit the documentation required to become an affiliate of the Research Institute of St. Joe’s Hamilton. Affiliation is required in order to access and receive support for administrative services such as IT, finance, contract review, and the Research Institute Awards Program.

Obtaining affiliation is a simple 2-step process. Please complete the Affiliate Application Form and send it to Serena Lu-Beskrovnyi. You will also be required to submit your Canadian Common CV online here.

Canadian Common CV Detailed Steps:

  1. Log in to the Canadian Common CV site using your credentials
  2. Under the CV tab, select "Funding"
  3. Select "RSJH" as the Funding Source
  4. Select "RSJH Affiliation" as the CV type
  5. Click "Load"
  6. Click "Preview" to view a draft copy of your CV to check for accuracy and completeness only (DO NOT submit the draft copy)
  7. Click "Submit"
  8. Select "I agree" to give consent
  9. Click "confirm"
  10. RSJH administration will be notified automatically – you need not take any further action.