Research Western

Research Ethics


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.

HSREB & NMREB Post Approval Events: Change in PI Form Now Available – September 2, 2014

Please be advised that the Office of Research Ethics has updated the process for changing Principal Investigators (PI). Effective immediately, any changes to PIs will require (1) Amendment/Revision Form via ROMEO, (2) tracked and clean versions of previously approved documents, and (3) completed HS/NMREB Amendment: Change in PI Form. Please visit the HSREB or NMREB Post Approval Events page for more information. (For the HSREB page, click here. For the NMREB page, click here.)

HSREB post-approval event forms now online - Updated March 3, 2014

All HSREB Delegated and Full Board Post-Approval Event Forms can be accessed and submitted via ROMEO. Delegated Form details are available here; Full Board Form details are available here.

How to Submit Documentation to Research Ethics

Please refer to this chart to determine whether documentation should be submitted online through Romeo, or by hard copy.

User Guides have been posted on the Romeo section of our web site for instructions on how to use the system. If you have any questions or difficulty logging into Romeo please contact the Romeo Help Desk at 519.661.3059 or

If you are interested in attending a Romeo training session for Non-Medical REB or Health Sciences Delegated REB files, please email