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.
The Non-Medical and Health Sciences Research Ethics Boards are now accepting electronic protocol submissions through Romeo.
PLEASE NOTE: After April 24, 2013, the Full Board HSREB will no longer accept hard copies of initial ethics submissions. All future ethics applications must be submitted using Romeo. Revisions to approved protocols, CER’s, FYIs and protocol deviations must still be submitted by hard copy to the Office of Research Ethics.
Please refer to the User Guides 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 Julie at email@example.com. Please note this will only include training on how to use the system, as there will not be an ethics officer present.