The Office of Research Ethics, on behalf of Western's Research Ethics Boards (REB), manages the approval and monitoring process for the use of humans in research at the University and its affiliated hospitals and research institutes. All research involving humans conducted by faculty, staff or students at Western or its affiliated hospitals or research institutes must be approved by a Western-sanctioned review board.
An updated version of this guidance document is now available. Click Here to view the most recent version.
Effective July 31, 2015 the ORE will be rolling-out an updated Non-Medical (NM) REB application form. The current application form will be de-activated as of July 30th, 2015 at 11:59 pm. If you are currently completing a NMREB application form, please be sure to submit them via Romeo BEFORE July 30th, 2015 to ensure your information is not lost.
On July 1, 2015 the REB will be posting updated templates documents to help aid researchers with their application. These documents include: Assent, Telephone script, Poster (Ad) for recruitment, Recruitment email, Reminder email, SONA wording, Debriefing form, Community Engagement form, Photographic Release Form
The ORE has created a checklist and guidance document to assist Researchers in differentiating between projects that are considered quality assurance/improvements (QA), those that are considered research and whether submission to Western’s Research Ethics Board (REB) is required. To access the document, click here.
The ORE has created a checklist to help guide submissions to the HSREB Delegated Review stream. This short checklist contains recommendations to avoid common errors when submitting a new study through ROMEO. To access the checklist, click here.
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