Consultations are always available upon request for any type of study.

Review Steps:
1. PI to gather all relevant information, organize required documents for approval.
2. Submit the study through CAPCR. REB Approval is only one element of Institutional Approval (required to begin a study at UHN).
3.REB receives the study.
4. REB triages the incoming study based on several factors including risk.
5. Review assessment is conducted.
6. A decision to approve the study is made; modifications are requested; more information is required.
The following graphic displays the timeline of the REB submission and review process:
Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6

PI to gather all relevant information, organize required documents for approval.

Submit the study through CAPCR.
REB Approval is only one element of Institutional Approval (required to begin a study at UHN).

REB receives the study.

REB triage the incoming study based on several factors including risk.

Review assessment is conducted.

A decision to approve the study is made.

Modifications are requested.

More information is required.

Initial Submissions

When submitting a study, the REB determines one of the following review paths, depending on the nature and risk profile of the submission. This application is only completed once per study.

  • Full Board Review: greater than minimal risk
  • Delegated Review: the study presents minimal risk to study participants