Toronto Public Health (TPH) supports research that is relevant to its mandate and activities, feasible, meets appropriate scientific and ethical standards and safeguards the rights, safety and well-being of human participants and their data.

Under the ongoing emergency circumstances, Toronto Public Health is only considering new proposals for COVID-19 related research.  Please see below for more information on the application process, forms required and other related topics.

Research Ethics Board (REB) Meetings & REB Members

REB Meeting dates, application submission dates and REB Members.

TPH Research Ethics Review (RER) Policy & Process

RER Policy and the process for review, which includes REB review.

Research Ethics Review Forms

How to obtain forms, including the Project Summary Form and Research Ethics Review Application Form.

Informed Consent

TCPS2 requirements for Informed Consent and the TPH Information/Consent Form Checklist which must be submitted with the Research Ethics Review Application Form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about requirements for TPH Research Ethics Review and the review process.

Research Ethics & Privacy Resources

Information about the TCPS2, research ethics codes, reports and declarations, as well as Ontario specific Privacy Acts and Regulations.

Toronto Public Health Research Reports:

The 20152016, 2017 and 2018 reports profile projects reviewed and approved through the TPH Research Ethics Review process.