The mandate of the HREB is to review health research involving human subjects that is being conducted in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The HREB has two subcommittees:
- HREB-Clinical Trial Subcommittee (HREB-CT) – responsible for reviewing clinical trials and genetic research
- HREB-Non-Clinical Trial Subcommittee (HREB-NCT) – responsible for reviewing all health research other than clinical trials and genetic research
The HREA is also able to approve other research ethics bodies to review health research. Currently ICEHR – the Interdisciplinary Committee on Ethics in Human Research (an REB internal to Memorial) is an approved REB to review health research.