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 Program (ROCO-HREP) 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. For HIV-related research submitted for full board review, please follow the Health Sciences REB schedule.

Please review the information listed below for submission deadlines.

Social Sciences, Humanities and Education (SSHE) REB

Chair: Professor Kathy Pichora-Fuller
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 12, 2021 July 21, 2021
No meeting in August 2021
Sept.13, 2021 Sept.22, 2021
Oct.12, 2021 Oct.20, 2021
Nov.8, 2021 Nov.17, 2021
Dec.6, 2021 Dec.15, 2021
Jan.10, 2022 Jan.19, 2022
Feb.14, 2022 Feb.23, 2022
Mar.14, 2022 Mar.23, 2022
Apr.11, 2022 Apr.20, 2022
May 9, 2022 May 18, 2022
June 6, 2022 June 15, 2022
July 11, 2022 July 20, 2022
No meeting in August 2022

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 2021
September 3, 2021 September 15, 2021
September 24, 2021 October 5, 2021
October 22, 2021 November 3, 2021
November 26, 2021 December 7, 2021
December 21, 2021 January 12, 2022
January 28, 2022 February 8, 2022
February 25, 2022 March 9, 2022
March 25, 2022 April 5, 2022
April 22, 2022 May 4, 2022
May 27, 2022 June 7, 2022
June 30, 2022 July 13, 2022
No meeting in August 2022


  • 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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