Ethics Review

ethics

The Office of Human Research Ethics (OHRE), on behalf of Western’s Research Ethics Boards (REB), manages the approval and monitoring process for the use of humans in research at Western University and its affiliated hospitals and research institutes. All research with human participants conducted by faculty, staff and students must be approved by a Western University Research Ethics Board before the research begins.

Ethics Applications: All applications for ethics approval for research with human participants must be submitted online through the Western Research Ethics Management (WREM) system for consideration by the Non-Medical Research Ethics Board (NMREB).  As each new application is received by the NMREB, it will be assessed for level of risk and designated for delegated review (minimal risk) or for review by the Full Board. Many applications from the Faculties of Information and Media Studies, Law and Music are eligible for delegated review as they involve very low risk procedures and adult participants. Any application that is set for delegated review will be reviewed by one reviewer from the researcher’s faculty.

The Office of Human Research Ethics has resources to help with WREM submissions. If you require assistance with WREM please contact wrem@uwo.ca, or 519-661-3036.  Also available on the Office of Human Research Ethics website are templates for Letters of Information & Consent, recruitment etc.

Revisions to Approved Ethics Proposals: All revisions/ amendments to ongoing studies must be sent to the Office of Human Research Ethics through WREM.

 


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 See also related ethics postings on this blog.

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