Please visit www.rithim.ca for more information.

Research Improvements Through Harmonization In Manitoba (RITHIM) is a provincial initiative involving multiple stakeholders to improve time-to-conduct for health research in Manitoba. RITHIM is unique across Canada in that it will harmonize ethics, privacy and institutional impact review processes, creating a more efficient process for health research reviews in Manitoba.

January 1st, 2022 was a key milestone and important step for the RITHIM program, as the Personal Health Information Act amendments that enable the new harmonized process was proclaimed.

RITHIM staff regularly send out updates to keep the health research community and stakeholders informed on the progression of the mission to harmonize ethics and privacy approvals in Manitoba.