Western Research has implemented mandatory human research ethics training for all study team members. This includes faculty, librarians, archivists, students, postdoctoral scholars and staff listed on new submissions to Western’s human research ethics boards.
Proof of completion of one of the acceptable options for training must be uploaded and acknowledged by the Manager, Research Compliance Programs and Education, prior to starting any study-related activities.
NEW research projects: As of January 1, 2021, all students, faculty, librarians, archivists, staff and postdoctoral scholars listed on new research projects submitted to the human research ethics boards must confirm completion of training prior to beginning any study-related activities.
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 and December 31, 2021.
To access acceptable options for training, 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 on the Workshops and Seminars page. As spot checks may be performed, principal investigators must also maintain copies of certificates for all study members.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Grace Kelly, Manager, Research Compliance Programs and Education, 519-661-2111 ext. 84692.