Notice to Researchers

As of March 20, 2018, revisions to all existing Behavioural and Biomedical human ethics forms (in some cases, the development of new forms) will be in effect. 

The new forms will be available on our website (on this page, and in relevant other sections) as of March 20, 2018, including applications, amendments, renewals, and closures. 

Researchers will have until April 30, 2018 to transition to the new forms. Effective May 1, 2018,  all submissions to the Behavioural and Biomedical Research Ethics Boards must be submitted electronically using the new forms. 

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

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*New in 2017: NSERC has recently removed the university quotas for the RTI competition and the Fall 2017 RTI competition will be open to all eligible Canadian university researchers. Researchers will be able to participate on one application per competition, either as an applicant or a co-applicant, but not both

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Questions? Contact
Questions? Contact

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

For guidelines and more information on these programs, please refer to the Internal Funding Programs page.

Mitacs Programs

The University of Saskatchewan is proud to be in partnership with Mitacs to offer graduate students with academic and professional opportunities. 

SSHRC Proposal Application Form

Mitacs Accelerate offers internships to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all disciplines to collaborate with industry (for profit or not-for-profit organizations) on research projects. Four-month units can be combined, either for a longer internship or a cluster grant with many interns, universities or companies. Applications are accepted throughout the year and are not competitive.

Mitacs Elevate is a two-year training program for postdoctoral fellows (PDFs), where participants lead and undertake a research project with an industry partner (for profit or not-for-profit organization) in Saskatchewan. The program provides PDFs with experiential training in R&D through their industry-academic research collaboration, as they balance their time between the academic institution and the industry partner. Leadership and business skills training are included in the program’s curriculum. 

Mitacs Globalink is a student mobility and research funding program in Canada with many options for incoming and outgoing travel/research for senior undergraduate and graduate students for the purpose of conducting research. Some programs are open to all countries and applications are accepted throughout the year, while other programs are limited to partner countries and are call-based.

Mitacs Step provides professional development training to graduate students and postdocs, supplementing their education and research experience with the tools necessary to succeed in today’s workforce. Each year, thousands participate in Step workshops to augment their university learning. Step workshops are offered throughout the year at universities across Canada.

For more information, please contact Zsuzsanna Papp

Behavioural Application Forms/Guides:

Beh-REB Application for Approval of Research Protocol **If this pdf form does not open on your computer, try downloading it to your computer first and then opening it.
Application for Course-Based Research (for situations in which the course instructor designs a class research project for all students in the course)
Application for Individual Class Projects
Guidelines for Ethics Review of Course-Based Research Projects

Behavioural Consent Form Templates/Guides:

NEW Beh-REB Consent Form Guidelines
NEW Consent Form Template
NEW Consent Form Template Column Version
Transcript Release Form Template
Recruitment Poster Template

Behavioural Renewal and Closure Forms:

BEH Study Closure Form
BEH Study Renewal Form

Biomedical Application Forms/Guides:

Biomedical Consent Form Templates/Guides:

Biomedical Renewal and Closure Forms:

New for 2015! Updated Study Renewal and Closure Forms. Please note there are now two separate renewal forms, one for prospective research and one for retrospective research (chart reviews and secondary use of biological materials). Also note that signatures are no longer required for Renewal and Closure Forms. Simply save your finished form on your computer, and email to

Biomedical Protocol Violation and Unanticipated Problem Reporting: