Research Ethics System login

The Research Ethics System is the University's online system that supports the development, review, and clearance of research ethics applications.

Research ethics review during COVID-19

  • Research ethics reviews for all types of studies are continuing at this time. 
  • Human Research Ethics Committees and the Animal Care Committee continue to operate. All meetings are now virtual. Monthly submission and meeting dates are unchanged.
  • New studies that are related to COVID-19 are given priority review.
  • Amendments to ongoing studies to eliminate personal contact are given priority review. Changes may only be implemented once you have received ethics clearance notification.
  • Until further notice, research activities that require face-to-face interactions may not be conducted. This applies to all new and ongoing studies.
  • Research activities that do not require in-person contact may continue.
  • Visit the University of Waterloo Coronavirus Information website for more information.



Need research ethics system help?

View the Research Ethics System training guide

FAQs for using the Research Ethics System

Log into the system using your WatIAM credentials. If you are not a Waterloo member, please contact to request access. 

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