Important Information for Researchers

HIPC Applications That Have Received Conditional Approval

For all applications that received conditional approval from the HIPC committee 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 the pending documents and responses to conditional approval letter to for review and full approval.

Amendments to Research Projects Approved by the HIPC or PHRPC:

Any proposed changes to a research project that was approved by the HIPC or PHRPC must be reported to PHRPC for review and approval in advance of its implementation. Please complete a Protocol Amendment Form and email one (1) signed copy to the RITHIM Coordinator at

New Research Applications

On January 1, 2022, the Health Information Privacy Committee (HIPC) will be replaced with the Provincial Health Research Privacy Committee (PHRPC). Please visit the submission information and requirement section for details.

Submit all PHRPC applications and supporting material in .zip format to

Please visit the RITHIM website to determine if your project needs to be reviewed by PHRPC.

Once the Provincial Research Administration System (PRAS) launches (later in 2022), all Manitoba based human health research ethics, privacy, and impact review applications and amendments/post-approval processes will be submitted, processed, reviewed, and communicated through the online system. Additional information will be provided when the system is closer to launch.

For more information about the Committees:

To send a submission, or for further information about the Committees, please contact:

Health Information Privacy Committee
Manitoba Health and Seniors Care
4037 - 300 Carlton Street
Winnipeg, MB  R3B 3M9
Email address:

Provincial Health Research Privacy Committee
Research Manitoba
A201 Chown Building, 753 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6
Email Address: