REB processes and guidelines

All REB processes are now conducted on-line through OCAD University's ROMEO researcher portal. To submit an application for ethical review, form or report please log into your ROMEO account and select the appropriate item. ROMEO can be accessed herelinks to external site. *Use only Firefox or Internet Explorer as your browser when using ROMEO.*

Application for Ethical Review of Research Involving Human Participants: This application is  for faculty, graduates, undergraduates, staff and external researchers.

If you are an instructor wishing to apply for approval of graduate or undergraduate research that takes place within your course, please use the Application for Ethical Review of Course-based Research Involving Human Participants.

Application for Ethical Review of Course-based Research Involving Human Participants:  This application is *FOR INSTRUCTORS* whose undergraduate or graduate course includes class projects and activities designed to develop research skills. 

NOTE: Master’s thesis or MRP projects require a full ethics application form.

Amendment and/or Administrative Change Form to REB Application: Amendments to the original protocol or administrative change to research that has already received REB approval


Annual Progress Report on Research Involving Human Participants: 
Yearly reporting form for research that has received multi-year approval from the Research Ethics Board.


Final Report on Research Involving Human Participants: 
Final reporting form for research that has received approval from the Research Ethics Board and will not continue beyond the approval expiration date.

The REB review process takes a minimum of 20 working days from the date of submitting your complete application. Each application that the Research Office receives on behalf of the REB is checked for completeness. Applications with errors will be returned to the applicant for correction. Only when an application is complete will it be sent to the Board members for review.