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.
Effective August 6, 2013 the Non-Medical Research Ethics Board sub-REBs will only be able to review course-based pedagogical projects. All other projects must be submitted for review by the Full Board or Delegated Board of the Non-Medical Research Ethics Board. For more information please see the following memorandum.
The office of Research Ethics provides Romeo training sessions and one-on-one training across campus. For more information, and to register, please visit the education page.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in attending a Romeo training session for Non-Medical REB or Health Sciences Delegated REB files, please email Grace at email@example.com.