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REB Application Process

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RESEARCH ETHICS BOARD APPLICATION PROCESS

IWK Research Ethics Board (REB)

Research, along with education and clinical care are the three essential activities of the Health Centre. The Research Ethics Board (REB) serves to assist members of the research community to conduct ethically acceptable research involving humans. 

All research that involves human subjects, their information or their tissue, requires review and approval by the REB before it may begin. Research proposals are assessed for ethical acceptability using regional and international guidelines. The IWK Health Centre Research Ethics guidelines and operating procedures provide direction in regard to research involving IWK families and personnel. Since research ethics is a continually evolving subject, these guidelines may be modified from time to time. It is the responsibility of the reader to ensure that they are using the most recent version.

The REB Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) also provides important information on the Board's operations and requirements of investigators and research staff. The SOP's should be read in conjunction with these guidelines.

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The ROMEO Research Portal

The IWK REB has moved to the online ROMEO Research Portal for the management of ethics applications and grant/award applications. The Research Portal provides researchers and study team members including co-investigators, research coordinators, and other study staff, the ability to see and manage the submission and approval process for their research studies. Through a single login, you may review all existing projects underway at the IWK and NSHA.

https://nsha-iwk.researchservicesoffice.com/Romeo.Researcher/

The IWK has several user guides to help with the management of your study:

  • Introduction and Registering with ROMEO
  • Managing Amendments
  • Managing Annual Renewals

ROMEO Training:

If you would like to schedule a training session on using the Research Portal, please email Joanne Street at joanne.street@iwk.nshealth.ca

Questions:

If you have any questions regarding ROMEO and the Research Portal, please contact Joanne Street, Ethics Coordinator, Research Services at 902.470.7879

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Guidelines and Templates

New Applications

Privacy

Ongoing Study Activities

  • Amendments 
  • Annual Renewals 
  • Request for Acknowledgements 
  • Study Closures and Early Terminations - use ROMEO Events to submit

SAE Reporting

REB Reviewers' Tools

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REB Meeting Dates

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Tutorials

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Recommended Reading

Research Site Map

 

Contact Us

IWK Health Centre Research Services
5850/5980 University Ave
PO Box 9700
Nova Scotia, B3K 6R8

If you have a general question about research, our services, facilities or programs please email us below.

If you are looking for a specific individual from one of our departments or facilities please select the button below to view the research services team (individual contact information is provided here).

 

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