Alex Karabanow

Alex Karabanow

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Alex Karabanow brings to the Human Research Accreditation Canada Council extensive experience in research administration, Research Ethics Board (REB) operations as well as research ethics administration, education, process and systems improvement. Alex has worked for the past eight years in the development of an institutional authorization model and process bringing innovation to human research protection.

Currently, Alex is the Manager of Clinical Research Support Systems at the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest academic research network. He has been involved in the management of compliance, integrity, planning and communication activities both in healthcare and university environments. Alex has also developed and delivered education in research ethics, institutional authorization and clinical research considerations as a facilitator in UHN’s Quality Clinical Investigator Practices (QCIP) training program targeting new Principal Investigators, Clinical Fellows as well as Clinical Research Fellows and clinical research staff engaging in research involving humans.

Alex is appointed as an Academy Scholar to The Institute for Education Research (TIER) at UHN. He has also been appointed to the Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards (CAREB-ACCER) Circle of Experts and is an REB Operations Expert representative on the Clinical Trials Ontario College of Reviewers. Alex played a leadership role at CAREB-ACCER as President and on the Board of Directors and he currently serves as a member on several committees including the Human Research Standards Organization (HRSO) Technical Steering Committee.

Alex has a Bachelor of Science with a double major in Human Biology and Physiology and a minor in Microbiology from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Applied Arts and a Certificate in Economic Analysis from Ryerson University, and has completed the UHN-Rotman Leadership Development Program at the University of Toronto.