Dates and Timelines

Please note: The REBs will exceptionally not review files in December 2021.
Ongoing reviews (e.g., renewals, closures and modification requests) will continue, but there may be delays.

Upcoming submission deadlines are therefore:

November 1st (except for UROP and 4th-year undergraduate projects; the deadline for these has been extended to November 10th)
January 7th, and
February 1st

If you have an urgent project (i.e., a time-sensitive COVID project or contract with short deadlines), please contact us at ethics@uOttawa.ca as soon as possible.

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

 

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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