Human Research Ethics Updates

Reminder of new forms: new Research Ethics Board (REB) application forms (currently in .PDF format) will be available in WREM, effective January 2020. These include:

  1. Multi-jurisdictional Research application form -Used to help researchers determine if oversight by Western’s REB is required for research being conducted outside their home institution . See Multi-Jurisdictional guidance document for more information.
  2. Pedagogical Projects application formAll pedagogical projects considered to fall within Category 2, as per the Student Research and Pedagogical Activities guidance document, will be required to submit a pedagogical application form.
  3. Quality Assurance (QA) /Quality Improvement (QI) / Program Evaluation (PE) application form – If you are seeking clarification of your project being considered Quality Assurance (QA), Quality Improvement (QI) or Program Evaluation (PE), and therefore not requiring REB oversight, you will be required to fill out the QA/QI/PE application form. See QA/QI/PE guidance document for more information.

New Requirement for Health Sciences REB – all initial HSREB applications (delegated level 1 & 2 and full board) will be required to include a protocol/research plan. NOTE: this policy is not applicable to applications submitted to the Non-Medical REB. For help on how to develop a protocol/research plan, please see the relevant guidance document on our website.

Guidance Documents Updated – a number of guidance documents have been updated to support the research community and to ensure compliance with regulatory bodies. If you would like to review any previous memoranda or other communications, you can find them on our website, under Communications and Memos. To review all guidance and template documents, please visit our Guidance and Templates page, or go to WREM (under HELP-Templates).

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Human Research Ethics at or 519-661-3036. You are also welcome to contact Erika Basile, Director directly (519-661-2111, ext. 86764 or

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Kueneman, Karen
Staff, 2015 Fall
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