HPER Student Handbook

Submission of Thesis Project for Ethics Review

All students must obtain University of Toronto research ethics approval for their research in addition to any approvals required at their home institutions or those of their supervisors. Applications for approval can only be submitted after the proposal has been approved by the student’s Committee. Students must be listed as a researcher or investigator with the relevant Research Ethics Boards. While the University of Toronto sometimes exempts student research from full ethics review, students must apply for such exemptions and supply the appropriate documentation to the IHPME graduate office. Students must never assume that their research is exempt from ethics approval. Students who do not have documented University of Toronto ethics approval will not be allowed to proceed to their defense.

IHPME HSR students are required to take the online tutorial TCPS 2: CORE (Course on Research Ethics), an introduction to the 2nd edition of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2). Upon completion, you will be able to print or email a Certificate of Completion to be submitted to the IHPME graduate office.

School of Graduate Studies

UofT Research and Innovation

For more information on Ethics, or if you have questions about submission, please contact:

Daniel Gyewu (d.gyewu@utoronto.ca)
Research Ethics Coordinator
416-946-5606