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REB Application Process

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IWK Research Ethics Board

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

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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 Education

Research Ethics

IWK Funding Opportunities

Research Facilities

Research Finance

HR Support

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Research Ethics Contacts

Research Services Office

Dr. Richard B. Goldbloom Research
and Clinical Care Pavilion, 
IWK Health Centre,
5850/5980 University Avenue
P.O. Box 9700
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3K 6R8

Kathleen LeadonDirector, Research Operations

(902) 470-8037 (Phone)

kathleen.leadon@iwk.nshealth.ca

 

Joanne Street, Ethics Coordinator

(902) 470-7879 (Phone)

joanne.street@iwk.nshealth.ca

 

Kimberley Farmer, Administrative Assistant

(902) 470-8037 (Phone)

Kimberley.farmer@iwk.nshealth.ca 

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Research Newsletter

If you would like to be added to our mailing list and receive our bi-weekly Newsletter let us know. Our Newsletter is updated with upcoming educational opportunities and accomplishments. Be part of our research community.

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The IWK Health Centre is respected for its world-class research into disorders and diseases affecting women, children, youth and families and is home to many leading research centres. 

Learn more about our research centres by visiting one of the links below.