Provincial Health Research Privacy Committee

On January 1, 2022, the Health Information Privacy Committee (HIPC) will be replaced with the Provincial Health Research Privacy Committee (PHRPC).

Changes to the PHIA legislation (the Personal Health Information Act) come into effect and enable the implementation of initial changes toward a harmonized health research approval process, which will improve time-to-conduct research in Manitoba.

The PHRPC will be administered by Research Manitoba as part of the Research Improvements Through Harmonization In Manitoba initiative to harmonize reviews of research projects in Manitoba.

The PHRPC will review all health research protocols that require use of personal health information held by any Manitoba trustee, including government and government agencies, and render a decision (i.e., approved, conditionally approved or not approved/requires revision).

For more information, please visit the PHRPC page at: