Jeff Toward (Ph.D.) was appointed as the Director of the Office of Research Ethics at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in November of 2013. Prior to coming to SFU he was the Continuing Review Manager for the Office of Research Ethics at the University of British Columbia (UBC). In this role, he served to strengthen human research participant protections while also helping to maintain institutional compliance with international, federal, provincial and institutional research ethics regulations.
Jeff Toward worked as a Health Scientist Administrator at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda Maryland, working for both the National Institute of Nursing Research and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Before joining NIH Jeff was a Research Assistant Professor at the Center on Aging at the University of Texas Health Science Center – Houston.