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Wilfrid Laurier University Office of Research Services
April 1, 2015
Canadian Excellence

Ethics: Research involving Humans

Applications From: Faculty / Graduate Students / Staff / Undergraduate Students (when your supervisor WILL be using your research data)

Research Ethics Board (REB) applications and modification requests from those outlined above are submitted using online forms in the ROMEO system. ROMEO allows you to track your application as it moves through review and provides access to all your approved files for future reference and submission of Annual Reports.

Applications From: Undergraduate Students (when your supervisor will NOT be using your research data)

REB applications from this group will be reviewed and approved by your department level research ethics committee (REC). To apply for such a review, use the MS-Word based “Request for Ethics Review Form” (found under ‘Forms’ on the left hand side of this webpage). Submit this application directly to your department REC; do NOT use the ROMEO online system.

ROMEO Online REB Application System:

Need Help? Contact Paul Barnard at or at 519-884-0710 x3131. 


Minimal Risk REB Applications submitted via ROMEO are normally processed in 10 working days.





Tri-Council Policy Statement 2: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans

Tri-Council Policy Statement 2: online tutorial (MANDATORY)

Powerpoint Slides:

REB Review Process


If you plan to pay research participants and funds are required in advance of the subjects' participation, use the Research Participant Advance form

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