The U of T Research Ethics Boards will no longer approve new protocols or amendments that involve face-to-face (in-person) human-participant research that is non-COVID-19 research until further notice. Amendments to pivot to online or virtual methodologies will be reviewed. Renewals and protocol completion reports will continue to be reviewed to ensure that protocols remain in good standing.
Ethics protocols are reviewed by one of the following University of Toronto (U of T) Research Ethics Boards REBs, depending on the departmental or faculty affiliation of the Principal Investigator (PI).
- Health Sciences REB
- Social Sciences, Humanities and Education REB
Social Sciences, Humanities and Education REB
Chair: Professor Samantha Hansen
Manager: Dean Sharpe
Research from: Faculties of Arts and Science, Information, Music, Education (OISE/UT), and the Toronto School of Theology.
Health Sciences REB
Chair: Professor Michael Atkinson
Manager: Daniel Gyewu
Research from: Faculties of Medicine (all departments), Applied Science and Engineering, Nursing, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Social Work, Physical Education & Health, Dentistry, and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.
The deadline for delegated review is every Monday (or first business day of the week) by 4:00 PM. Investigators are advised to submit well in advance of their anticipated start date, recognizing that approvals must be obtained by supervisors (for student research) and the departmental chair/dean.
Full board submission deadlines and all meetings dates can be found by visiting Protocol Submission Deadlines & Who to Submit To.
For details on the process of submitting a protocol to an REB, please see Submit a Human Ethics Protocol.
- Coordinate, facilitate and manage REB operations