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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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How do I submit a post-approval event?

After your IRIS application is approved, you may need to submit post-approval events to keep the file up-to-date; for example, you may need to submit a renewal, change request or closure form for Research Ethics Board (REB) files.

To submit post-approval events in IRIS:

  1. From the IRIS home page, select the Applications: Post-Review link (found by expanding either the principal investigator or project team member sections, depending on your role as noted in the file).
  2. Click the Events button for the file you need to update. If you have many files in the system, you may need to use either the page controls at the bottom of the screen or the filter controls at the top of the screen to filter by file number or application type.
  3. Click the appropriate event form name to open the form.
  4. Complete the form, and then click the Submit button.

Be sure to save your file often! IRIS has a 30-minute activity time and typing is not a recognizable activity in the system. If you are composing a lengthy response to a question, the system may log you out without saving after 30 minutes of typing. We strongly recommend you save your file, type your response in a word processing program, and then copy and paste the text into the text box in IRIS.

To return to a previously saved post-approval event form:

  1. From the IRIS home page, select the Applications: Post-Review link (which can be found by expanding either the principal investigator or project team member sections, depending on your role as noted in the file).
  2. Select the Events button for the file. If you have many files in the system, you may need to use either the page controls at the bottom of the screen or the filter controls at the top of the screen to filter by file number or application type.
  3. Scroll down the screen, and then expand the Events: Drafts section.
  4. Select the Edit button to open the post-approval event.