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This is a temporary page on MacREM before the new Research and Innovation website is launched. It has user guides, education session information, and links to logins.

The McMaster Research Ethics Manager (MacREM) is the web-based system to submit, review and monitor research ethics applications. It is the online system for the McMaster Research Ethics Board.  This page has information for applicants and reviewers.

Soft Launch Date: August 20, 2018

Launch Date: September 24, 2018

  After September 1, 2018, MREB will no longer accept applications in Word documents or review using the older system.

What will the MacREM system do?

  • Automate the application submission and review process using a cutting edge software product
  • Reducing manual processes thus relieving the administrative burden of processing an increasing volume of applications
  • Become the online electronic master record for MREB and SREC
  • Increased sharing, roles, transfer of protocols among collaborating researchers
  • A centralized storage system for all documents and emails for researchers and administration

 What will happen to my current active applications?

  • You will receive an email after filing an annual report from the old system. It will have a PDF attached of your active application from the old system
  • You will login to MacREM with MacID and answer 5 basic questions and upload the PDF. It should take less than 5 minutes
  • Transferring to MacREM will gradually phase out the active applications still receiving annual reports from the old system after 1 year

Applicant Information


Applicant Login < Here >


Applicant User Guides (Word documents):

Applicant Quick User Guides (Word documents):

MacREM Youtube Channel videos (with audio & annotations) < Here >

Drop-In Workshops on MacREM

Thu Aug 23 9:00-10:30 MUSC-230
Wed Aug 29 9:00-10:30 MUSC-230
Thu Sep 06 9:00-10:30 MUSC-220
Tue Sep 11 9:00-10:30 MUSC-230
Mon Sep 17 9:00-10:30 MUSC-230
Wed Sep 26 9:00-10:30 MUSC-230
Wed Oct 03 9:00-10:30 MUSC-230
Mon Oct 15 9:00-10:30 MUSC-230
Wed Oct 17 9:00-10:30 MUSC-230
Wed Oct 24 9:00-10:30 MUSC-230
Wed Oct 31 9:00-10:30 MUSC-230
Mon Nov 12 9:00-10:30 MUSC-230
Wed Nov 14 9:00-10:30 MUSC-230
Tue Nov 20 9:00-10:30 MUSC-230
Thu Nov 29 9:00-10:30 MUSC-230
Tue Dec 04 9:00-10:30 MUSC-230
Wed Dec 12 9:00-10:30 MUSC-230


Reviewer Information (MREB & SREC Reviewers)

Reviewer login < Here >

Reviewer Short MP4 Video Clip Guides (no audio or annotation - under development)