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Submission & Meeting Dates

REB Meeting Dates and Deadlines

Two copies of research ethics applications must be submitted in hard copy to the BRI Operations Office and Director of the Bloorview Research Institute before the BRI Submission Deadline. The BRI Operations Office will forward your application to the REB one week after the BRI Submission Deadline. Additional copies may be requested for REB review.

All amendments, renewals, and reporting of unanticipated problems/ protocol deviations to previous REB-approved applications must be submitted to the Research Ethics Office for review and approval. 

Deadlines for submissions to REB full board review are strictly observed. Please review the following information to ensure your application is submitted properly and on time.

2019 Ethics Submission Deadlines and REB Meeting Dates

BRI Submission Deadline  REB Notification  Ethics Review Meeting  Meeting Location  Meeting Time 
December 6, 2018 December 17, 2018  January 8, 2019 4E100 1:00 - 3:00 pm 
January 10, 2019 January 17, 2019 February 12, 2019 5E 105 1:00 - 3:00 pm 
February 14, 2019 February 21, 2019 March 12, 2019 4E 105 1:00 - 3:00 pm 
March 14, 2019 March 21, 2019 April 9, 2019 5E 105 1:00 - 3:00 pm 
April 11, 2019 April 18, 2019 May 14, 2019 4E 100 1:00 - 3:00 pm 
May 16, 2019 May 23, 2019 June 11, 2019 4E 100 1:00 - 3:00 pm 
June 13, 2019 June 20, 2019 July 9, 2019 4E 100 1:00 - 3:00 pm 
July 11, 2019 July 18, 2019 August 13, 2019 4E 100 1:00 - 3:00 pm 
August 15, 2019 August 22, 2019 September 10, 2019 4E 100 1:00 - 3:00 pm 
September 12, 2019 September 19, 2019 October 8, 2019 4E 100 1:00 - 3:00 pm 
October 10, 2019 October 17, 2019 November 12, 2019 4E 100 1:00 - 3:00 pm 
November 14, 2019 November 21, 2019 December 10, 2019 4E 100 1:00 - 3:00 pm 
December 12, 2018 December 19, 2018 January 14, 2020 4E 100 1:00 - 3:00 pm 

Download the 2019 Ethics Submission Deadlines and REB Meeting Dates chart.

Deadlines for Full Board Review

Submissions must be received by midnight on the day of the deadline listed in the table below in order to be considered for review at the corresponding REB meeting date. Any applications received after the deadline will be deferred to the next meeting date. The REB usually meets on the first Monday of the month.

Deadlines for minimal risk review - If your study qualifies for delegated review, you may submit your application anytime.

Notification of Approval

The Local Principal Investigator and the primary contact person will be sent a hard copy of the REB approval letter or notice.

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