Health Information Privacy Committee

On January 1, 2022, the Health Information Privacy Committee (HIPC) was replaced with the Provincial Health Research Privacy Committee (PHRPC). Changes to The Personal Health Information Act came into effect and enabled the implementation of initial changes toward a harmonized health research approval process, which will improve time-to-conduct research in Manitoba. The PHRPC is administered by Research Manitoba as part of the Research Improvements Through Harmonization In Manitoba (RITHIM) initiative to harmonize reviews of research projects in Manitoba.

For more information or to submit an application to the PHRPC, please visit the RITHIM website.

HIPC Applications That Received Conditional Approval in 2021

For all applications that received conditional approval from the HIPC prior to January 1, 2022, applicants have one year from the date of the conditional approval to resubmit to the HIPC for review. If the requested information is not submitted within this time period a new application will need to be submitted to the PHRPC. Please email any pending documents and responses to the conditional approval letter to for review and full approval.

Amendments to Research Projects Approved by HIPC

Any proposed changes to a research project that was approved by the HIPC must be reported to the PHRPC for review and approval in advance of its implementation. For more information, and to find the amendment form, please visit the RITHIM website.

Questions Regarding Personal Health Information Maintained by Manitoba Health

For correspondence regarding research agreements and extensions with Manitoba Health, submission of publications based on Manitoba Health data for review, or general questions about using Manitoba Health data for research purposes, please contact

Please be advised:

The Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) is responsible for providing access to administrative health data maintained by Manitoba Health. Approval from the Provincial Health Research Privacy Committee is required before the MCHP will grant access to the information. For more information about applying for access at the MCHP, please visit their website.

For more information about the Health Information Privacy Committee, please contact:

Manitoba Health
4048 - 300 Carlton Street
Winnipeg, MBĀ  R3B 3M9
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