Streamlined Research Ethics Review
Clinical Trials Ontario is supporting the movement for a single provincial ethics review for multi-site research in Ontario. The CTO streamlined approach provides an efficient way to conduct research ethics reviews and make research studies more efficient and cost-effective. Our Ontario-built online system enables all research sites participating in a multi-site research study to undergo a single ethics review rather than separately applying to their local research ethics boards. This reduces the time and labour required to obtain research ethics approval.
With CTO Stream, research teams can submit a provincial application for ethics approval on behalf of all participating sites in Ontario.
CTO Stream is a web-based electronic platform for coordinating research ethics reviews. Log into your CTO Stream account here.
CTO Qualified research ethics boards can provide ethical review and oversight for multiple sites participating in the same research study.
New to CTO Stream? We have resources available to users of our system, including training webinars, manuals, quick guides and videos.
More than 100 hospitals and research sites are participating in CTO’s streamlined research ethics review system – and counting.
These research ethics boards (REBs) have achieved CTO Qualification status and can support a single research ethics review through CTO Stream.
The CTO Research Ethics Board (REB) Council provides advice and guidance to CTO on our streamlined research ethics review and related issues.