Protocol Submission Deadlines & Who to Submit to (Human Research)

Who is this for?

Protocol submission information is relevant to those in the following roles at the University of Toronto (U of T).

  • Professors, Faculty Members
  • Teaching Stream Faculty conducting course-based human research
  • Postdoctoral Fellows
  • Research Team Members
  • Students conducting course based human research or human research for submission to the Research Ethics Board (REB)
  • Researchers with Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) hospital REB approvals that involve U of T

Need to find human ethics guidelines (e.g., informed consent, student participation, data privacy, etc.)?  Please see Human Ethics Principles & Guidelines.


Submission Deadlines

Delegated review: The deadline for delegated review is every Monday (or first business day of the week) by 4:00 PM. For submission instructions, please see Submit a Human Ethics Protocol.

Full board review: Submission due dates for full board review are determined by the respective Research Ethics Board (REB). Please submit your protocol through My Research Human Protocols (MRHP) well in advance of your intended start date.

The MRHP submission process is complete when all supervisor and chair/dean approvals have been received and the protocol has been sent onwards to the Research Oversight & Compliance Office-Human Research Ethics Unit (ROCO-HREU) MRHP Inbox. Researchers are responsible for determining timing of their submission to allow sufficient review time.

Research Ethics Boards

Human ethics protocols are reviewed by University of Toronto (U of T) REBs, based on the departmental or faculty affiliation of the principal investigator.

Please review the information listed below for submission deadlines.

Social Sciences, Humanities and Education (SSHE) REB

Chair: Professor Jayne Baker
Manager: Dr. Dean Sharpe
Departments covered: All disciplines in the social sciences, humanities, education (OISE/UT) and applied sciences

Upcoming SSHE REB Deadlines and Meeting Dates

Due Date for Full Board Submissions Meeting Date
July 10, 2023 July 19, 2023
No meeting in August 2023
Sept.11, 2023 Sept.20, 2023
Oct.10, 2023 Oct.18, 2023
Nov.6, 2023 Nov.15, 2023
Dec.4, 2023 Dec.13, 2023
Jan.8, 2024 Jan.17, 2024
Feb.12, 2024 Feb.21, 2024
Mar.11, 2024 Mar.20, 2024
Apr.8, 2024 Apr.17, 2024
May 6, 2024 May 15, 2024
June 3, 2024 June 12, 2024
July 8, 2024 July 17, 2024
No meeting in August 2024

Health Sciences REB

Chair: Professor Michael Atkinson
Manager: Daniel Gyewu
Departments covered:

  • Medicine (all departments)
  • Applied Science & Engineering
  • Nursing
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Kinesiology & Physical Education
  • Dentistry
  • Public Health

Upcoming Health Sciences REB Meeting Dates

Due Date for Submission Meeting Date
No meeting in August 2023
September 1, 2023 September 13, 2023
September 22, 2023 October 3, 2023
October 30, 2023 November 8, 2023
November 24, 2023 December 5, 2023
December 20, 2023 January 10, 2024
January 26, 2024 February 6, 2024
February 26, 2024 March 6, 2024
March 27, 2024 April 9, 2024
April 29, 2024 May 8, 2024
May 24, 2024 June 4, 2024
June 28, 2024 July 10, 2024
No meeting in August 2024


  • Provide solutions to business issues regarding submissions
  • Advise on the submission process

VPRI Contact


Mariya Gancheva

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

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