All grant applications, whether submitted to the mandatory peer review process or not, must be submitted to the Office of Research Administration (ORA) for budget review approval before they can be signed off by Unity Health.
All grant applications submitted at Unity Health Toronto (UHT) must be reviewed by the ORA whether the lead is a trainee or a principal investigator. This is a requirement in order to obtain institutional signature. The ORA will ensure:
The ORA reviews a grant application when:
The purpose of the mandatory peer review program (MPRP) is to increase the success rate of any grant that is submitted by Unity Health investigators and support cohesion and collegiality in Research at Unity Health Toronto. Unity Health has implemented the MPRP to ensure the highest quality grant and award applications are being submitted to external granting agencies, professional societies and associations. In certain cases, some applications do not need to go through the MPRP. You cannot accurately fill in the Document Tracking Form until you have determined who your mandatory peer reviewers are going to be. If you are unsure, please read the Mandatory Peer Review of Research Grant and Award Applications Policy (For Internal Use Only; Click Here for a step-by-step guide on how to externally access internal documents).
The MPRP applies to all grant and award applications to all peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed granting agencies except for the following:
For administrative questions, including:
Office of Research Administration Phone: (416) 864-6060 Ext. 7830 Fax: (416) 864-6043 Email: PeerReview@unityhealth.to Remember, your GAP ID# should always be quoted in the subject line in all communications
For questions related to grant submissions, including:
Marianna Betro Office of Research Administration Phone: (416) 864-5521 Fax: (416) 864-6043 Email: Marianna.Betro@unityhealth.to Remember, your GAP ID# should always be quoted in the subject line in all communications