Reminder – Mandatory Human Ethics Training for Western Researchers

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This is a reminder that Western Research is implementing mandatory human research ethics training for all research team members, including faculty, librarians, archivists, students, postdoctoral scholars and staff listed on research projects submitted to the human research ethics boards at Western.

Confirmation of completion of human research ethics training must be uploaded and acknowledged by the Manager, Research Compliance Programs and Education prior to starting any study-related activities.

Deadline for new research projects:

  • All students listed on a new research project submitted to the human research ethics boards after October 1, 2020 must confirm completion of training by time of submission.
  • All faculty, librarians, archivists, staff and postdoctoral scholars listed on a new research project submitted to the human research ethics boards after January 1, 2021 must confirm completion of training by time of submission.

Deadline for existing research projects:

  • All students, faculty, librarians, archivists, postdoctoral scholars and staff on existing research projects must confirm completion of training by the time of submission of their Continuing Ethics Review (CER) between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021.

Training options: Training can be completed in a variety of different ways. To access training options, information about confirming completion through OWL and answers to frequently asked questions please visit the Human Research Ethics Workshops and Seminars page.

Please do not send your certificate of training via email. Your certificate should be uploaded in OWL as per the instructions in the links above. The Principal Investigator must also maintain a copy of the certificate for all study members as spot checks may be performed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Grace Kelly, Manager, Research Compliance Programs and Education, 519-661-2111 x 84692.

About the Author

Kueneman, Karen
Staff, 2015 Fall

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