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Requirements for Research & Teaching Involving Humans or Animals

Who is this for?

Anyone who wishes to conduct research or teaching involving human participants or animals under the auspices of the University of Toronto (U of T).

What do I need before I can begin?

For research or teaching projects involving human participants or animals, you must have the following.

  • A finalized project plan that has undergone a peer review (scientific merit/pedagogical merit)
  • Review and approval by University of Toronto Research Ethics Board (human participants) or Local Animal Care Committee (animal)

Overview

Any research or teaching involving human participants or animals, whether done on University of Toronto (U of T) premises or not, requires prior review and approval by a Research Ethics Board or Animal Care Committee.

Please consult Ethics in Human Research or Ethics in Animal Research & Teaching for detailed information on requirements and procedures.

VPRI Role

  • To ensure all research and teaching conducted at U of T involving human participants and/or animals conforms to all applicable guidelines and policies enforced by the University, government and external regulatory bodies

VPRI Contact

Staff

General Inquiries: Human Research & Ethics Program (HREP)

Research Oversight & Compliance Office (ROCO)
(416) 946-3273

Staff

Rachel Zand

Director, Human Research Ethics
Research Oversight & Compliance Office (ROCO)
(416) 946-3389

Staff

David Hanwell

University Regulatory Veterinarian
Research Oversight & Compliance Office (ROCO)
(416) 978-6423

Staff

General Inquiries: Animal Ethics & Compliance Unit

Research Oversight & Compliance Office (ROCO)
(416) 946-3273

Staff

Mariya Gancheva

Research Ethics Coordinator
Research Oversight & Compliance Office (ROCO)
(416) 946-3273

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