Western’s New Online System for Human Research Ethics

The Office of Human Research Ethics will launch its new online protocol submission platform on September 7, 2017. Western Research Ethics Manager (WesternREM) is being implemented to streamline the human ethics submission process, and to allow users to better track a protocol’s progress throughout its review. It also addresses a number of concerns and issues users experienced with ROMEO.

For ongoing information related to the rollout of WesternREM, please visit the dedicated rollout website.

This software tool will replace Western’s ROMEO.

There will be frequent training sessions to prepare the research community for launch:

  • You can register for general training sessions taking place throughout July, August and September. For a full list of dates, please visit the OWL portal

(Training includes either a) WesternREM training only or b) WesternREM and ReDA  (only for Lawson researchers)  training together. NOTE: if you book a session that includes ReDA training, but it is not applicable to you, please come 50 minutes after the session starts – e.g., if the session is from 1-3, please come at 1:50 p.m.)

These training sessions will demonstrate how to navigate the new system, how to add research personnel to studies, how to submit new applications and post-approval applications (e.g., Amendments, Continuing Ethics Reviews, End of Studies, FYI, DSMC, Reportable Events), and provide an overview of routine ethics processes. These sessions will NOT specifically address completing an application in terms of content.

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Kueneman, Karen
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