Call for Nominations
Committee for Harmonized Health Impact, Privacy and Ethics Review (CHIPER)

ARE YOU SEEKING A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO BE INVOLVED IN THE FUTURE OF HEALTH RESEARCH IN MANITOBA?

The Research Improvements Through Harmonization in Manitoba (RITHIM) initiative is a new provincial program that will create efficiencies in the application and review process for health research ethics, institutional impact, and privacy approval in Manitoba.


As part of the new RITHIM program, the Committee for Harmonized Health Impact, Privacy, and Ethics Review (CHIPER) has been established.  In the current transitional state, CHIPER is responsible for ensuring that a research ethics board has approved a research project prior to the Provincial Health Research Privacy Committee (PHRPC) approval. In early 2023, with the full launch of the RITHIM program, CHIPER will become the provincial health research ethics board. The RITHIM program, including the electronic Provincial Research Administration System (RITHIM-PRAS) will enable the streamlining of reviews for ethics, privacy and institutional impact, increasing the ease and efficiency of performing research in Manitoba.


As we prepare for the full launch of RITHIM, we are looking to recruit additional CHIPER members. We are seeking researchers at all stages of their careers, welcoming both the fresh perspectives of early career researchers and experience and wisdom of mid to late career researchers. Show your commitment to health research in Manitoba and help to shape its future!

  • BE A PART OF AN EXCITING CHANGE.

  • HELP MAKE MANITOBA A LEADER IN HEALTH RESEARCH.

  • GAIN EXPOSURE TO ALL FACETS OF CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH.

  • NETWORK WITH LEADERS ACROSS THE HEALTH RESEARCH COMMUNITY.

“ The research ethics board is essential to support human research in Manitoba. Through participation on the board, members contribute to knowledge generation... and facilitate access of Manitobans to potential new therapies."  

– Dr. Lindsay Nicolle: Chair Biomedical Research Ethics Board, University of Manitoba

We are seeking individuals from post-secondary institutions, health care institutions, and health authorities across Manitoba who have the requisite qualifications and experience.  You may nominate yourself or a colleague.

Qualifications and Time Commitment:​​

  • Approximately 3 hours meeting time per month, plus time to review submissions.

  • Time, availability, and willingness to serve on the committee. Appointments are for a 3-year renewable term.

  • Comfortable participating in virtual meetings and with the use of an electronic administration system (role-specific training support provided).

  • High level of integrity.

  • Commitment to continuous learning.

  • Peer review skills.

  • Effective committee contribution skills.

The selection of members is based on the consideration of professional (scientific and non-scientific) expertise as well as clinical and research experience.  Current areas of need include:

  • Clinical Psychology/Psychiatry

  • Rehabilitation Medicine

  • Archival Research

  • Expertise in Complementary or, Alternative Healthcare

  • Dentistry/Dental Health

  • Nursing

  • Expertise in Cannabis Research

Consistent with Research Manitoba’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, CHIPER strives to achieve equitable participation by including individuals with diverse experiences and attributes (e.g., women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons in a visible minority group, etc.).  We encourage individuals to self-identify as belonging to an underrepresented group.  Every effort will be made to include qualified persons of diverse communities in the makeup of CHIPER.

Nominees are asked to submit a CV, cover letter and completed Skills Matrix outlining their relevant education and experience to CHIPER@researchmb.ca

For any questions about CHIPER or the nomination process, please do not hesitate to contact Liz Lylyk, RITHIM Manager at Elizabeth.lylyk@researchmb.ca or 204-942-1663.