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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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You can submit or update an REB Application using the IRIS login page. (You will be prompted for your network login details)

For resources, training, and general support, please visit the IRIS Research Portal page.


To submit an application:

  • Log In
  • Click on IRIS Research Portal
  • Click on Apply New

You’ll find various application forms online including:

  • Standard Application Form
  • Multi-Jurisdictional Research (MJR) Form
  • Request for Exemption Form
  • Change and Amendment Form
  • Additional Documentation Form

The initial review can take 4-6 weeks from the date of submission.  Some applications may take longer due to the additional information or clarifications that the Board may require. If your project has a sensitive timeline, please ensure to submit your application in advance to ensure review prior to your research commencement date.


Important notice:

The REB is currently experiencing a high volume of submissions.  As a result, the initial review process will take longer than usual.  We apologize for the delay and the inconvenience this may cause.