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Methodist Online Research Technology Initiative

The MORTI system allows for the electronic submission and tracking of all administrative reviews and approvals, IRB, IACUC, and Grants and Contracts submissions. MORTI is web based and can be accessed through most internet browsers from any location that has internet access: https://morti.tmhs.org.

If you have any questions or need support please contact the IT Help Desk by email helpdesk@houstonmethodist.org or phone 832-667-5600.


Classes are held the 1st Wednesday of the month in Mary Gibbs Jones, room 6-012. 

  • MORTI Basic Training: Introduction to the MORTI system, including ARAFs, IRB, IACUC, Safety Committees, grants and more. Note: MORTI training is optional and is NOT a requirement for Credentialing.
  • Clinical Trials Management System (CTMS) for Coordinators and Managers: Study setup, patient enrollment, tracking patient visits, generating reports and more.
  • Clinical Trials Management System (CTMS) for Financial Analysts: Generating invoices, payment reconciliations, financial reports and more.


Registration for Methodist Employees:

Space is limited - registration required.
Register via MARS MyLearning at http://erpprd.tmh.tmhs/

  • After logging into MARS, click on MyLearning.
  • Enter MORTI or CTMS in the "Search the Catalog" search box.
  • Select a class then click "Enroll".
  • You will receive a confirmation of your class registration.


Registration for Visitors & Non-Methodist Employees:

Visitors and individuals employed at other institutions can register for MORTI trainings at http://learning.methodisthealth.com. To create a new account, click on the link for "New Users Register Here"

If you have questions about MORTI Trainings, contact MORTITraining@houstonmethodist.org


2014 Training Dates:
January 8, 2014
February 5, 2014
March 5, 2014
April 2, 2014
May 7, 2014
June 4, 2014
July 2, 2014
August 6, 2014
September 3, 2014
October 1, 2014
November 5, 2014
December 3, 2014

MORTI Tutorials

iPad – How to access MORTI from an iPad

MORTI  Safety Committee Training-RSC
MORTI  Safety Committee Training-HSC 
MORTI  Safety Committee Training-IBC

For questions regarding Grants and Contracts contact Gary Lingle (glingle@houstonmethodist.org), Office of Grants & Contracts.


What if I forgot my username and/or password?

Contact Houston Methodist IT Helpdesk at 832-667-5600 or helpdesk@houstonmethodist.org and ask them for your username or to reset your password.

Do I need a VPN token to login?

No. All you need is your TMH username and password.

How do I login to MORTI from outside the TMH network?

Please dowload our online instructions.

Why does my computer seem to hang up when I try to sign in from outside the TMH network?

You may need to install an ActiveX component. Click on the yellow bar located below the address bar to install the component.

If you do not see the yellow bar, contact your IT help desk (i.e.: TMH IT, BCM IT, UT IT, MD Anderson IT) and ask them for permission to install ActiveX components in Internet Explorer.

Is there a time limit of inactivity that will log me out of MORTI when on the TMH network?

Yes. The MORTI application will log you out automatically after 60 minutes of inactivity.

Why does MORTI require me to login multiple times when accessing it from outside the TMH network?

If you are accessing MORTI from outside the TMH network, you will be required to log back in every 60 minutes no matter the amount of activity you are performing or after 30 minutes of inactivity.

Will my account expire for MORTI?

Yes. If you are not a Houston Methodist employee, your account will expire after 90 days and you will need to contact Houston Methodist IT Helpdesk at 832-667-5600 or helpdesk@houstonmethodist.org to renew your account.

Why am I having problems uploading documents in MORTI?

The problem could be your Web browser. The recommended browsers are listed below.


  Microsoft Windows (all versions):

Internet Explorer 7.0 or later
Firefox 7.0 or later
  Apple Mac OS X 10.4x or later: Chrome 9 or later
Safari 4 or later
  Apple iOS 4.2 or later (iPhone & iPad): Firefox 3 or later
  Microsoft Windows: Safari
  Apple Mac OS X: Opera
Internet Explorer


If you are using one of the browsers mentioned above and are still continuing to experience problems with uploads, contact your IT help desk (i.e.: HMH IT, BCM IT, UT IT, MD Anderson IT).

I tried to create an Administrative Review Form - an ARAF - but after the first page the program displayed a screen saying I did not have permission to see this study. Why?

In order to continue past the first page, you must be on the study in some role. If you are not the Principal Investigator, but will continue to work on the submission, put your name in as the Primary Study Contact. If the ARAF is for a Funding Proposal, by default you will be the PI delegate on the grant application in MORTI and can continue to work on that proposal.