Forms and Guidelines

Most graduate student forms are available through the School of Graduate Studies.  The forms on this page are specific to the Sociology Department and do not replace the procedures required by the School of Graduate Studies.

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  • Ethics Protocols for graduate student Major Research Papers (MRP) and Research Practicums involving research with human participants must be submitted to the UofT Research Ethics Board (REB) and not to the Department Ethics Review Committee (DERC), whether the research is low, medium or high risk. Faculty supervisors for the MRP's and Practicums must initiate the submission process for their students by logging into My Research Human Protocols (MRHP) within their My Research portal and by following the instructions for student submissions.
  • PhD Ethics Approval Application. In order for a student to create and submit a human research ethics protocol through MRHP, THEIR SUPERVISOR must FIRST assign their role via MRHP. Please note that the student’s access in MRHP will be active the day after the supervisor assigns the role or reassigns the protocol. For details on the Ethics Approval application process please click the link to the application.
  • Students wishing to see the old Ethics Approval form can review the PDF icon2016 Ethics Application Form (PDF) from the Department of Sociology.

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