My Research Human Protocols (MRHP)

The new on line system for the submission and review of human ethics protocols (MRHP) will be opened to users on Monday October 30, 2017.  MRHP is complementary to My Research Applications (MRA).

As we transition to MRHP please observe the following deadlines:

MRHP Features

MRHP Benefits

Please note that course-based protocols that are reviewed through the Delegated Ethics Review Committee (DERC) will continue to be submitted manually. Course-based protocols that do not have a DERC must be submitted through the online system. It is therefore imperative that students and course instructors are aware of whether or not they have a respective DERC. This can be found on the Ethics website at


Although we anticipate that you will find MRHP intuitive and easy to use, hands-on training for researchers will be provided on an on-going basis.  If you would like to register for one of these sessions please review the preliminary schedule.  In addition, a complete user guide, tip-sheets and how-to videos will be available shortly.

Ongoing support will be available through the Research Oversight and Compliance Office (416 946-3273 or and the RAISE Helpdesk (416 946-5000 or

Process Changes

With the launch of MRHP we are also introducing some changes to our processes.

Legacy Protocols

In order to facilitate submission of amendments, renewals, Adverse Event Reports (AERs), PDRs and Protocol Completion Reports, for previously approved protocols, these legacy protocols will be migrated to MRHP.  When submitting an amendment or renewal of a legacy protocol please attach a copy of the currently approved protocol.

Legacy protocols which currently have the status of Data Analysis Only will be converted to Renewal 4 in MRHP.  The University will be reviewing the use of this status in the coming months.

Protocol Deviation Reports

A protocol deviation is any departure from the REB-approved ethics review application form that has occurred without prior approval from the REB (e.g., changes to the study procedures, consent process, data protection measures). The submission of this form does not necessarily indicate wrong-doing; however follow-up procedures may be required.

Protocol deviations should be reported to the REB using this form within 15 calendar days of the investigator becoming aware of the deviation. If the protocol deviation occurred in order to eliminate an immediate hazard to research participants, reporting should occur within five (5) calendar days of the investigator becoming aware of the deviation.

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