Research Ethics Boards (REBs)

Ethics protocols are reviewed by one of three University of Toronto REBs, based on the departmental or faculty affiliation of the principal investigator, except for the HIV REB. This REB is not department specific and it reviews all HIV/AIDS research, regardless of PI affiliation.

Please review the information below for application instructions and submission deadlines.

Social Sciences, Humanities and Education REB

Chair: Professor Samantha Hansen
Research Ethics Manager: Dr. Dean Sharpe
Departments covered: All disciplines in the social sciences, humanities, education (OISE/UT), applied sciences.

Health Sciences REB

Chair:Professor Dionne Gesink
Research Ethics Manager: Daniel Gyewu
Departments covered: Faculty of Medicine (all departments), IBBME, Nursing, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Social Work, Physical Education & Health, Dentistry, Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Engineering.

HIV REB

Co-Chairs: Professor Anita Benoit and Mr. Raj Maharaj
Research Ethics Manager: TBD
Departments covered: All HIV/AIDS research from any department and all community-based research brokered by OHTN.

Submission Procedures

Please submit through MRHP.

Guidelines

Ethics review submissions should normally not include thesis proposals, journal articles, or budgets.

Applicants are advised to refer to the Guide for Informed Consent when preparing information and consent letters/forms.

If applicants are preparing ethics protocol submissions that involve key informant interviews, deception, or participant observation, please refer to Ethical Guidelines on Interviewing Public Personalities, Guidelines for the Use of Deception and Debriefing in Research, or Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in Participant Observation.

All research to be conducted in schools must have administrative consent/permission prior to recruitment. Some school boards, including the Toronto District School Board, require protocol review by their Research Committee before gaining administrative permission. Please contact the school board to be involved with your research for further information.

Submission Deadlines & Important Dates

The deadline for SSHE and HS delegated review is EVERY Monday (or first business day of the week) by 4 pm. Investigators are advised to submit well in advance of their anticipated start date. HIV REB reviews all protocols at full board level but applies proportionate review based on the level of risk.

Investigators are advised to submit well in advance of their anticipated start date.

Dates for Full Board Submissions and Meetings

Upcoming Social Sciences, Humanities and Education REB Meetings

Due date for full board submissions Meeting date
September 9, 2019 September 18, 2019
October 7, 2019 October 16, 2019
November 4, 2019 November 13, 2019
December 2, 2019 December 11, 2019
January 13, 2020 January 22, 2020
February 10, 2020 February 19, 2020
March 16, 2020 March 25, 2020
April 13, 2020 April 22, 2020
May 11, 2020 May 20, 2020
June 8, 2020 June 17, 2020
July 6, 2020 July 15, 2020
August 2020 – No REB meeting

Upcoming Health Sciences REB Meeting Dates

Due date for full board submissions Meeting date
June 27, 2019 July 9, 2019
No meeting in August 2019
August 30, 2019 September 11, 2019
September 27, 2019 October 8, 2019
October 25, 2019 November 6, 2019
November 29, 2019 December 10, 2019
December 20, 2019 January 15, 2020
January 31, 2020 February 11, 2020
February 28, 2020 March 11, 2020
March 27, 2020 April 7, 2020
April 24, 2020 May 6, 2020
May 29, 2020 June 9, 2020
July 3, 2020 July 15, 2020
No meeting in August 2020

Upcoming HIV REB Meeting Dates

 

Due date for submission Meeting date
January 11, 2019 January 21, 2019
February 15 February 25, 2019
March 8, 2019 March 18, 2019
April 5, 2019 April 15, 2019
May 17, 2019 May 27, 2019
June 7, 2019 June 17, 2019
July 5, 2019 July 15, 2019
Aug 9, 2019 Aug 19, 2019

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