CHIPER - Call for Members

Research Improvements Through Harmonization in Manitoba (RITHIM) is a new initiative led by Research Manitoba that seeks to redesign the process of health ethics review in Manitoba.

We are establishing the Committee for Harmonized Health Impact, Privacy, and Ethics Review (CHIPER) as part of this process, which will be an independent, multidisciplinary committee of RITHIM consisting of health professionals, members of the scientific community, and experts in ethics, privacy, access to data, governance, and performance management.

CHIPER’s mandate is to provide robust reviews of health research ethics and privacy, and to streamline the process for operational impact reviews.

Ethical guidelines are as identified in the TSCP2 and with respect to the appropriate conduct of research and the access, collection and storage of personal health information as outlined in https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/phia/index.html.

CHIPER conducts evaluations of research protocols to ensure that researchers adhere to ethical principles with respect to the conduct of research and the access, collection, and storage of personal health and other information. As a result of the new format of the committee, we have the opportunity to recruit CHIPER members.

For more information on CHIPER please see:


Recruitment for additional CHIPER members is open.

Please email your letter of interest and CV to freyja.arnason@researchmb.ca