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 Pandemic (updated June 29, 2022)

  • The face mask requirement at the University of Waterloo will be suspended after June 30.
  • When conducting studies off-campus, researchers are to respect the mask wearing requirements or expectations within that setting and be prepared to continue wearing a mask when visiting or working in that location, if required.
  • Researchers may need to update their study materials regarding masking requirements. To make this change, submission of an amendment for ethics review is NOT needed.
  • Refer to the University's guidance on COVID-19 health and safety.
  • Researchers are encouraged to continue following the practices described in their existing COVID-19 safety plan to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission even though these plans are no longer required.

Questions? Contact Research Ethics. 

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FAQ for using the Research Ethics System or view the Research Ethics System training guide.

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