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 Elizabeth Peter
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: Dr. Darrell Tan 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
December 4, 2017 December 13, 2017
January 15, 2018 January 24, 2018
February 12, 2018 February 21, 2018
March 12, 2018 March 21, 2018
April 9, 2018 April 18, 2018
May 7, 2018 May 16, 2018
June 4, 2018 June 13, 2018
July 9, 2018 July 18, 2018
August 2018 – No REB meeting

Upcoming Health Sciences REB Meeting Dates

Due date for full board submissions Meeting date
December 15, 2017 January 10, 2018
January 26, 2018 February 6, 2018
February 23, 2018 March 7, 2018
March 23, 2018 April 3, 2018
April 27, 2018 May 9, 2018
May 25, 2018 June 5, 2018
June 29, 2018 July 11, 2018
August 2018 – No REB meeting

Upcoming HIV REB Meeting Dates

 

Due date for submission Meeting date
December 5, 2017 December 18, 2017
January 5, 2018 January 15, 2018
February 2, 2018 February 12, 2018
March 9, 2018 March 19, 2018
April 5, 2018 April 16, 2018
May 4, 2018 May 14, 2018
June 8, 2018 June 18, 2018
July 6, 2018 July 16, 2018
August 3, 2018 August 13, 2018
September 7, 2018 September17, 2018
October 5, 2018 October 15, 2018
November 9, 2018 November 19, 2018
November 30, 2018 December 10, 2018

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