Research Review Office

About the Research Review Office

The Research Review Office (RRO) is the gateway for researchers operating within the CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal as it pertains scientific, ethical and institutional feasibility of their projects in order to carry out research in its sites and/or in other establishments of the Health and Social Services Network.

The RRO provides support for the Science Committee and the Research Ethics Board. It also coordinates the review of institutional feasibility, and ensures liaison and coordination with the Mandated Person by the establishment (MP) to authorize research.

It supports the recruitment and mobilization of REB (Research Ethics Board) members, the conduct of their meetings and works with research teams in the preparation of their projects for evaluation.

The RRO also offers training, specifically on the Nagano platform (the platform for submitting research projects for review) for research teams and members of research ethics committees.

Contact Info
CIUSSS West-Central Montreal
Jewish General Hospital, A-903
3755, Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Montreal (Quebec) H3T 1E2
514-340-8222, local 22445

To access the Nagano platform, please go to :

  • For information regarding the Research Ethics review or for access to Nagano, please contact: 
  • For information on the Feasibility Review process, please contact :  convenance@jgh.mcgill.


Kathleen Blagrave - Team leader
Research Ethics Specialist, Medical Biomedical Research Ethics Committee

Darlande Baucicaut
Specialist in Administravie Procedures - Feaibility

Giordano Bonacci
Administrative Agent
514-340-8222, local 22445

Serina Giagnotti (on leave)
Specialist in Administrative Procedures – Feasibility

Linda Furlini, Ph.D.
Research Ethics Advisor

Marissa Marra (on leave)
Research Ethics Specialist, Medical Biomedical Research Ethics Committee

Shauna O'Donnell
Research Ethics Specialist, Medical Biomedical Research Ethics Committee

Najmeh Safari
Specialist in Administrative Procedures

Rosine Tchatchoua-Djomo, M. Sc., Ph. D. (c)
Research Ethics Specialist, Psychosocial Research Ethics Committee

Sterline Thomas
Specialist in Administrative Procedures - Feaibility

Marylise Yavo
Planning, Programming and Research Officer
Project Manager

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