PHO takes a risk-based approach to the ethics review of studies involving human subjects, with the level of scrutiny rising proportionate to the level of risk.
PHO has developed a novel framework and process to support the ethical conduct and review of public health projects.
The PHO Risk Screening Tool guides the ethics review of evidence-generating public health initiatives.
See our list of links to external ethics resources for more information on ethics review and public health.
Our Ethics Review Board (ERB) plays a vital role in helping to ensure that research and other initiatives conducted by PHO are carried out in accordance with the TCPS 2 (2014) Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans, as well as other relevant guidelines.