Streamlined Research Ethics

Participating Sites

To use CTO Stream, a site must have a Participation Agreement in place with CTO. The Participation Agreement provides the framework for allowing sites to delegate ethical review and oversight for research conducted under its auspices, to a CTO Qualified board. This delegation occurs on a study-by-study basis, meaning that a site can choose whether to use CTO Stream for each individual study.

A site does not need to have their own Research Ethics Board (REB) to become a participating site, but if they do, they have the option of participating in the CTO REB Qualification program, which allows them to be an official REB of Record.
If you are planning to submit an application through CTO Stream, you will need the following administration forms before you begin working on your initial application:

  • Streamlined Research Ethics Review System Administration (SRERS) form
  • Documented Institutional Ethics Requirements (DIER) form (if applicable)

Some institutions have policies that impact research ethics review and must be addressed within the Centre Initial Application and/or the Site-specific consent form. These will be documented on the DIER form. If applicable, please ensure that these requirements are reflected within the Centre application/consent form.

The SRERS Administration form contains details about a site’s research administration processes, the name and contact information for the Primary and/or Secondary Institution Representative (required for initial application) and lists collaborators who must have access to the applications in CTO Stream.

Participating SiteLegal EntitySRERS & DIER Forms
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care:
  • Baycrest Academy for Research and Education
  • Baycrest Hospital
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, for itself and as an agent for and on behalf of Baycrest HospitalDownload Document
Bluewater HealthBluewater HealthDownload Document
Bloorview Research Institute

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation HospitalDownload Document
Brightshores Health SystemBrightshores Health SystemDownload Document

  • Bruyère Research Institute
  • Bruyère Village
  • Elisabeth Bruyère Hospital
  • Greystone Transitional Care Unit
  • St. Vincent Hospital
    Bruyère Research InstituteDownload Document
    Cambridge Cardiac CareCambridge Cardiac CareDownload Document
    Cambridge Memorial HospitalCambridge Memorial HospitalDownload Document
    Cardio Health Clinical TrialsCardio Health Clinical TrialsDownload Document
    Centre for Addiction and Mental HealthCentre for Addiction and Mental HealthDownload Document
    Children’s Hospital of Eastern OntarioChildren’s Hospital of Eastern OntarioDownload Document
    Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario – Ottawa Children’s Treatment CentreChildren’s Hospital of Eastern OntarioDownload Document
    Circulate Cardiac & Vascular CentreCirculate Cardiac & Vascular Centre Download Document
    Grand River Hospital:

    • Grand River Regional Cancer Centre
    • Kitchener-Waterloo Campus
    • Freeport Campus
    • Hazelglen Outreach Mental Health Services
    • Grand River Adult Withdrawal Management Centre
    • GRH 850 King Street
    • Guelph Satellite: Renal Dialysis
    • Palmerston Site: Renal Dialysis
    Grand River HospitalDownload Document
    Grandview KidsGrandview Children’s CentreDownload Document
    Grey Bruce Health ServicesGrey Bruce Health ServicesDownload Document
    Halton HealthcareHalton HealthcareDownload Document
    Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation:

    • David Braley Research Institute
    • Hamilton General Hospital
    • Juravinski Hospital
    • Juravinski Cancer Centre
    • Main Street West Urgent Care Centre
    • McMaster Children's Hospital
    • Regional Rehabilitation Centre
    • Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre
    • St. Peter's Hospital
    • West Lincoln Memorial Hospital

    Hamilton Health Sciences CorporationDownload Document
    Hawkesbury and District General HospitalHawkesbury and District General HospitalDownload Document
    Headwaters Health Care CentreHeadwaters Health Care CentreDownload Document
    Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord and Health Sciences North Research InstituteHealth Sciences North Research InstituteDownload Document
    Hôpital Montfort:
    • Carrefour santé Aline-Chrétien/ Aline-Chrétien Health Hub
    • Institut du savoir Montfort
    • Hôpital Montfort
    Hôpital MontfortDownload English Document

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    Hôtel-Dieu Grace HealthcareHôtel-Dieu Grace HealthcareContact
    Humber River Hospital:
    • Reactivation Care Centre Church Site
    • Reactivation Care Centre Finch Site
    Humber River HospitalDownload Document
    John McGivney Children’s CentreJohn McGivney Children’s CentreDownload Document
    Joseph Brant HospitalJoseph Brant HospitalDownload Document
    Kingston Health Sciences Centre:
    • Hotel Dieu Hospital
    • Kingston General Hospital
    Kingston Health Sciences CentreDownload Document
    Lakeridge HealthLakeridge HealthDownload Document
    Laurentian UniversityLaurentian University of SudburyDownload Document
    Lawson Health Research InstituteLondon Health Sciences Centre – see Lawson Health Research InstituteContact
    London Health Sciences Centre:

    • Byron Family Medical Centre
    • Children's Hospital (Children's Health Research Institute)
    • Canadian Surgical Technologies & Advanced Robotics (CSTAR)
    • Kidney Care Centre
    • London Regional Cancer Program
    • University Hospital
    • Victoria Hospital
    • Victoria Family Medical Centre
    London Health Sciences Centre – see Lawson Health Research InstituteContact
    Mackenzie HealthMackenzie HealthContact
    McMaster UniversityMcMaster UniversityDownload Document
    Michael Garron HospitalToronto East Health NetworkContact
    Newmarket Electrophysiology Research Group (NERG)Newmarket Electrophysiology Research Group (NERG)Download Document
    Niagara Health SystemNiagara Health SystemDownload Document
    Northumberland Hills HospitalNorthumberland Hills HospitalDownload Document
    North Bay Regional Health CentreNorth Bay Regional Health CentreDownload Document
    North York General HospitalNorth York General HospitalDownload Document
    Oak Valley Health:
    • Markham Stouffville Hospital
    • Uxbridge Hospital
    Oak Valley HealthDownload Document
    Ontario Shores Centre for Mental HealthOntario Shores Centre for Mental HealthContact
    OrngeOrngeDownload Document
    Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial HospitalOrillia Soldiers’ Memorial HospitalDownload Document
    The Ottawa Hospital:

    • Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI)
    • General Campus
    • Riverside Campus
    • The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre
    • Rehabilitation Centre
    • Ontario Breast Screening Program-Ottawa Centre
    • Champlain Regional First Episode Psychosis Program
    • Irving Greenberg Family Cancer Centre
    • IGFCC located at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital
    The Ottawa HospitalDownload Document
    University of OttawaUniversity of OttawaDownload Document
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) – Ottawa Heart Institute Research Corporation (OHIRC)University of Ottawa Heart InstituteDownload Document
    Peterborough Regional Health CentrePeterborough Regional Health CentreDownload Document
    Pro Health Medical ClinicPro Health Medical ClinicDownload Document
    Providence Care Centre:

    • Providence Care Centre
    • Providence Transitional Care Centre
    • Providence Manor
    • Providence Care Community Support Services - primary site address: 525 Montreal St., Kingston, ON
    Providence Care CentreDownload Document
    Providence Healthcare
    Unity Health TorontoDownload Document
    Queen’s UniversityQueen’s UniversityDownload Document
    Royal Ottawa Health Care GroupRoyal Ottawa Health Care GroupContact
    Royal Victoria Regional Health CentreRoyal Victoria Regional Health CentreDownload Document
    Scarborough Health NetworkScarborough Health NetworkDownload Document
    Sinai Health System:

    • Bridgepoint Health
    • Lunenfield Tanenbaum Research Institute
    • Mount Sinai Hospital
    Sinai Health SystemContact
    Southlake Regional Health CentreSouthlake Regional Health CentreDownload Document
    St. Joseph’s Health CentreUnity Health TorontoDownload Document
    St. Joseph’s Healthcare HamiltonSt. Joseph’s Healthcare HamiltonDownload Document
    St. Joseph's Health Care London:

    • Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care
    • Parkwood Institute
    • Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care
    • St. Joseph's Family Medical and Dental Centre
    • St. Joseph's Hospital
    St. Joseph's Health Care London - see Lawson Health Research InstituteContact
    St. Mary’s General HospitalSt. Mary’s General HospitalDownload Document
    St. Michael’s HospitalUnity Health TorontoDownload Document
    Stevenson Memorial HospitalStevenson Memorial HospitalDownload Document
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre:
    • Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Clinic
    • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
    • Sunnybrook Research Institute
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences CentreContact
    The Hospital for Sick ChildrenThe Hospital for Sick ChildrenDownload Document
    Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute
    Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
    Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute
    Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
    Download Document
    The Research Institute of St. Joseph’s HamiltonSt. Joseph’s Healthcare HamiltonDownload Document
    Timmins and District HospitalTimmins and District HospitalDownload Document
    Trillium Health Partners:

    • Credit Valley Hospital
    • Mississauga Hospital
    • Queensway Health Centre
    Trillium Health PartnersDownload Document
    TRIO FertilityTRIO FertilityDownload Document
    University Health Network:

    • Toronto Western Hospital
    • Toronto General Hospital
    • Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
    • Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
    University Health NetworkContact
    University of WaterlooUniversity of WaterlooDownload Document
    Waterloo Wellington Cardiovascular Research Institute (WWCRI)
    Waterloo Wellington Cardiovascular Research Institute (WWCRI)Download Document
    Western UniversityWestern UniversityContact
    William Osler Health System:

    • Brampton Civic Hospital
    • Etobicoke General Hospital
    • Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness
    William Osler Health SystemDownload Document
    Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH)Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH)Download Document
    Windsor Regional Hospital
    Windsor Regional Hospital Cancer Program
    Windsor Regional HospitalDownload Document
    Women’s College HospitalWomen’s College HospitalDownload Document