How to submit a research project proposal

The application process is collaborative. The Regional Research Support Office (RRSO) verifies a proposal after it is received. As needed, the RRSO may ask the researcher for changes or additional information. The RRSO supports the researcher at this stage in making any changes and providing any requested clarifications.


Research proposal approval process


Submitting project proposals to RRSO

A researcher submits their project proposal to the RRSO.

The proposal must include the following:

  • Checklist;
  • Research protocol;
  • Information and consent forms;
  • Detailed budget and funding sources;
  • Letters of support from the Network department(s) or the external organizations taking part in the project;
  • Material used to recruit participants (advertising, posters, etc.);
  • Other documents (questionnaires, interview tools, forms, observation notebooks);
  • Approval letter from another research ethics committees (where applicable).

Please write an email to recherche.research [at] to start the process.


Verification of file by RRSO

The RRSO verifies the file to ensure it is complete. As needed, it asks the researcher to complete the file.


Approval of project’s administrative and scientific feasibility by RRSO

When the file is complete, the RRSO evaluates the project’s administrative and scientific feasibility.


Submission of project proposal by RRSO to Research Ethics Board for review and approval

Once the project’s feasibility has been approved, the RRSO submits the project proposal to the Research Ethics Board for review and approval.


Project implementation

The project can begin when it has received approval from the Research Ethics Board.