Note: RAS training documents and further FAQs are now located on this page.

Access & Assistance

RAS Updates

The documents below outline specific changes and updates of latest versions in RAS. Please contact RAS Support if you have any questions.

What is the Research Administration System (RAS)?

The Research Administration System (RAS) integrates required forms for the Office of Human Research Ethics (OHRE) into a single electronic system. This includes all workflow and approval processes for researchers, student researchers, advisors, the REB and OHRE.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get access to RAS?

Active UM Staff and Students:

Submit a ticket to the IST Service Desk requesting access including the following information:

  • Legal First Name
  • Legal Last Name
  • Department Name (this is the department the research is being conducted under)
  • UM Staff/Student Email Address

External Researchers/Personnel:

A UM employee must sponsor an account, this is usually the PI. They must fill out the following form: Individual Sponsored Account. Please check the RAS checkbox on the form.

The UM employee sponsoring the account can email the form to IST service desk at and request access to the RAS. Include the following information in the body of the email: 

  • Legal First Name
  • Legal Last Name
  • Department Name

Who do I contact if I have questions about RAS or want to schedule a training session?

Contact RAS Support at if you have any questions or need any help with the system.

RAS Support can also provide one-on-one training or larger group training sessions as well. Contact to schedule. 

Human Research Ethics (Fort Garry)

All Human Research Ethics (Fort Garry) related forms are to be submitted through the system. 

Please make sure to upload your CORE and PHIA (if applicable) certificates to your user profile in the new system as soon as possible as these are required for protocol submission.

Please visit the Human Research Ethics at Fort Garry website for details on current business rules and deadlines. 

Training Documents

How to upload CORE and PHIA Certificates

Note: Video only available while connected to the UM network. Please use the VPN to access while off campus.