My Research – Human Protocols (PDAD&C #29)

From: Lori Ferris, Associate Vice-President,  Research Oversight & Compliance
Date: October 26, 2017
Re: My Research – Human Protocols (PDAD&C #29)

Following up on earlier announcements, the Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation would like to remind you that My Research – Human Protocols (MRHP) will be going live on Monday, October 30. This is an exciting advancement and will replace the current paper-based process for human participant research protocols, incorporating it into the online My Research system to join My Research Applications (MRA) and My Research Animal Protocols. As with MRA, the system will automatically notify and forward the protocol submission to the appropriate approvers replacing the need for signatures on paper forms.

MRHP Features

  • Integrated with your MRA account (same username and password)
  • Use your UTORid and password for logon
  • Create, edit, and save draft protocols online
  • Attach files (e.g. charts, diagrams) to the online protocol
  • Submit the protocol and amendments online
  • Annual protocol renewals to a maximum of 6 renewals
  • View the status of protocols (in progress, approved, expired)
  • Set up temporary student delegates or permanent staff delegates to assist with protocol writing and management
  • Online notification when the Research Ethics Board (REB) has reviewed, provided comments, and approved the protocol
  • Submit requested REB revisions online
  • Current versions of protocol-related documents always maintained online
  • Save/Print a .pdf of the protocol

MRHP Benefits

  • Easier and more efficient submissions
  • Centralized access, storage, and management of human ethics protocols, including remote access
  • Easier submission process for on-going studies (renewals, amendments, study completion reports)
  • Improved capacity to meet Tri-Council requirements and other standards

Additional information regarding MRHP is available online. Please note that course-based protocols that are reviewed through a Delegated Ethics Review Committee (DERC) will continue to be submitted manually.