Research Office

Human Ethics

  All faculty members and graduate students must use the WebGrants on-line application forms (WebGrants Forms and Access).  If you have not yet been set up as a WebGrants user, please contact the Research Office for log-in information at 204.786.9058 or email:

** REMINDER:  University of Winnipeg Policy on Human Research Ethics Education Training

To ensure compliance with the TCPS2, the University Human Research Ethics Board (UHREB), with the support of Dr. Jino Distasio, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, has set completion of the federal Panel on Research Ethics Course On Research Ethics online tutorial (CORE) as a requirement for human research ethics reviewers and all researchers whose research with human participants falls under the auspices of the University of Winnipeg. This requirement applies to any faculty members, thesis supervisors, course instructors, post-doctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students, as well as research/laboratory staff, project managers, and research assistants who will be responsible for recruiting or interacting with human participants or who will have access to data containing identifying information about human participants.  Please read the policy document for details and timelines for completion. Policy on Human Research Ethics Education Training [PDF]. Questions and comments may be directed to the UHREB by contacting

** IMPORTANT NOTE:  On November 26, 2012, in accordance with the Tri-council Policy Statement:  Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2), The University of Winnipeg established the University Human Research Ethics Board (UHREB) under the governance of the Board of Regents.  This board has assumed the roles and responsibilities formerly undertaken by the Senate Committee on Ethics in Human Research and Scholarship (SCEHRS).

Please refer to this webpage for updates to forms, policies and procedures.

Panel on Research Ethics Launches the TCPS 2 Tutorial

In May, 2011, the Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics announced the launch of a new, online tutorial, TCPS 2: Course on Research Ethics (CORE). CORE was designed to support the Canadian research community’s implementation of the 2nd edition of the Tri-council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2) released in December, 2010.

All faculty involved in human participatory research, and particularly those who serve on departmental ethics committees, are strongly encouraged to complete the new online tutorial. The University Human Research Ethics Board will provide further outreach activities in order to familiarize the UW research community with new policies and guidelines found in the TCPS 2.


University Human Research Ethics Board (UHREB) - Terms of Reference  (DOC)

University Human Research Ethics Board (UHREB) - Policies and Procedures - "WORKING DOCUMENT" (DOC)

Policies and procedures that must be followed by all researchers conducting research using human subjects.

"Currently under revision.  Please contact the Research office for updates on the Policies and Procedures at".

** IMPORTANT NOTE **  Category B - Ethics Checklist

"For student use only.  All faculty must use the WebGrants application forms for new submissions."

University Human Ethics Research Board (UHREB) - Category 'B' Student Ethics Checklist (formerly Senate Committee on Ethics in Human Resarch and Scholarship (SCEHRS)) (PDF)

[Category B - includes all research/scholarship not exempted from ethics review]

Consent Form Checklist and Template (PDF)

Departmental Ethics Committee (DEC) Review (DOC)

Consent Form Checklist and Psychology Departmental Ethics Committee Review (For:  PsychologStudents ONLY) (PDF)

University Human Research Ethics Board (UHREB) - Request Change to Existing Ethics Protocol (DOC )

University Human Research Ethics Board (UHREB) Final Report (PDF)

University Human Research Ethics Board (UHREB) Adverse Event Report (PDF)

Scope of Work Requiring Ethics Review (PDF)

Federalwide (FWA) Assurance - United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)

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Submission Deadlines and Meeting Dates 2013-2014

The deadline for Full Review submissions to be considered at each meeting of the UHREB is normally set for two weeks (10 working days) in advance of the meeting date. This allows sufficient time for distribution of copies and for committee members to read proposals. Submissions received after a deadline, but before the associated meeting, will not be reviewed until the subsequent meeting. To avoid delays, please ensure that your submission is complete, all ethical issues have been addressed fully, and your Departmental Ethics Committee has had sufficient time to complete its review so that you can submit your application to the Research Office by the deadline.

The complete submission, must reach the Research Office by 4:00 p.m. on the deadline date in order to be reviewed at the scheduled meeting. Delegated (formerly “Expedited”) minimal-risk reviews may be submitted anytime.

Submission DeadlinesMeeting Dates
Friday, September 6, 2013
Friday, September 13, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
Monday, September 30, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
Monday, December 16, 2013
Monday, January 13, 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014
Monday, March 31, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

NOTE: The UHREB does not meet during July and August. Ethics reviews should be planned accordingly.