University of T Research Ethics Boards (REBs) will continue to accept and review all new submissions and continuing review activities (renewals, amendments, adverse events and protocol completion reports). Timelines may be longer than normal. Please note that the REBs are reviewing all new submissions even if the research cannot be undertaken at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions. The continuance of review is to prevent a backlog of submissions once COVID-19 restrictions are removed.
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.
- Coordinate, facilitate and manage REB operations