My Research On Line (MROL)

My Research On Line (MROL) is a web-based service available to all principal investigators and co-investigators with research awards administered by the University of Toronto. It is an important tool to assist you to comply with the monthly review and online sign-off requirement for each of your funds. Administrative support staff may also use this service to view PI accounts. Researchers can view the status of their research applications, ethical reviews, or research Funds administered by the University. Principal investigators may view their Funded Research Digests (FReDs), the balance of their research funds, and the details of expenses that have been charged to their funds. Accounting information related to FIS research accounts is refreshed daily.

How to get a MROL Account

Most researchers have been set up for this service. If you have a grant at the U of T and have not yet been set up - please consult with your Business Officer who will contact UTSC Financial Services.

Business Officers/Financial Administrators can get MROL access as well by contacting UTSC Financial Services.

The personal user name (userid) that you need for MROL access is created on the Human Resources Information System (HRIS) when you are set up on the payroll. You must first activate your userid at the link on the Campus Business Connect page on the University of Toronto (St. George) website at:

The password that you create for accessing your pay and the userid created by HRIS are the same for MROL access. For your convenience the Campus Business Connect page also provides a link to reset your password.

Your Responsibilities

Researchers have financial responsibility for projects under their signing authority and must review expenses on a monthly basis. MROL provides an on-line button enabling you to mark your account(s) as “reviewed by PI”.

At your convenience, you can find the answers to other questions such as the following.

How much is my total award?
  • See your current and future award installments on your Funded Research Digest (FReD)
  • View the sponsor’s terms and conditions for your award on your FReD
Who do I contact if I have a question about -Your FReD identifies the UT administrators for my research funding?
  • Your FReD identifies the UT administrators for your research fund.
How much money do I have left to spend?
  • View your account balances
  • Review your monthly expenditures
  • Ensure your students are being paid
  • Track purchase orders
  • See award end dates (last day to spend!)
What is the status of my application for research funding?
  • View summary information on all of your applications for research funding administered by UofT
Has my ethics review protocol have been reviewed?
  • See the current status of all ethics review protocols for research involving humans, animals, or biohazardous material
What funding did I get in each of the last 5 years?
  • Run reports showing your funding history on an annual basis, as a PI or Co-PI


MROL Availability

My Research On Line is easily accessible via the web from anywhere in the world. All reports show live data, except for the financial reports which are one day old.

Normal hours of Availability:

Monday – Thursday: 7:30 AM to midnight EST
Friday: 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST

Help and support using MROL

  • Contact your financial/business officer if you notice an incorrect entry on your reports.
  • Contact the Research Systems Support Coordinator for forgotten passwords, help logging in, guidance on how to use the electronic review button, and help with navigating through reports.