Dates and Timelines

Submission Dates for Initial Requests:

  • Regular Submission: First business day of the month
  • Expedited Review: Submit at any time during the month
  • Secondary Use of Data: Submit at any time during the month
  • Course Outline: 4 to 6 weeks before classes begin
  • Administrative Review: Submit at any time during the month

 

Submission Dates for Ongoing Requests:

  • Modification Report: Submit at any time during the month
  • Renewal Report: One month before the expiration date
  • Closure Report: Submit at any time during the month once data collection is complete
  • Adverse or Unforeseen Event Report: Submit immediately following the event

 

Note: The REBs meet every month except during the month of July.

 

Ethics Review Timelines:

  • Full REB Review: 6 weeks or more
  • Minimal Risk Review: 4 to 6 weeks
  • Expedited Review: 2 to 3 weeks
  • Secondary Use of Data: 2 to 3 weeks
  • Course Outline: 2 to 3 weeks
  • Administrative review: 1 week
  • Modification Report: 2 to 3 weeks
  • Renewal or Closure: 1 to 2 weeks
  • Adverse or Unforeseen Event Report: 1 to 2 weeks
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