WesternREM (WREM)

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The human research ethics team launched WesternREM, its new online protocol submission platform, on September 7, 2017, replacing ROMEO. 

Please Note: We will be updating our WREM application forms on January 27, 2023, which will require the current Project Owner (listed on Work Area screen & Collaborators tab) to update the projects within WREM.

When you log in to WREM, you will notice the following message at the top of the project screen: “Warning: The project owner must update your project in order to submit this form.”

The message appears only when there has been an update to the application form(s). The Project Owner will need to accept the update prior to a) submitting an application form and/or b) completing an application you have been working on when the message appeared.

Update: Internet Explorer will no longer support the WREM system as of July 31, 2021.  Please do not use this browser when accessing the WREM system as this will lead to glitches within WREM. 

All newly created projects meeting Lawson Health Research Institute criteria must first be submitted here.

If you have any questions or concerns in regards to the ReDA or LORA systems please contact Lawson at lawsonapproval@lawsonresearch.com.

Training Materials


Training sessions are continuing to be offered by our office. These sessions will cover the full slate of the ethics submissions processes, including: setting up accounts, adding/removing research personnel, submitting initial studies and post-approval submissions (e.g., amendments, continuing reviews, study closures, reportable events, etc.), general system navigation and where to access training materials.

To see a list of sessions that we are currently offering please visit our Workshops & Seminars page.

Additional Information