Board Deadlines & Timelines

The Health Sciences Delegated REB and the Non-Medical REB ceased accepting documents in hard copy effective January 1, 2013. This includes the original submission and all post-approval forms (revisions, deviations, continuing ethics review forms, FYI forms, etc.).

NOTICE: To accommodate Western University’s Holiday Closure any delegated submission received after December 12021 cannot be guaranteed a full review until our return to the office January 2022. Full Board review timelines will still follow listed deadlines. Studies signed-in in January will follow the Delegated Level 2 review deadlines as stated below.

Health Sciences Research Ethics Board

  • Full Board Deadlines: 2021
  • Full Board Deadlines: 2022
    • If study is affiliated with Lawson, please note that Lawson's institutional signature is required prior to your application being received by the OHRE for review.  Please allow for a few days prior to an REB deadline for Lawson signature.
  • Delegated Level 1 - No deadlines
    • Timeline: Submissions are reviewed approximately two weeks after they are received (depending on volume)
  • Delegated Level 2 - No deadlines
    • Timeline: Submissions are reviewed approximately three-four weeks after they are received (depending on volume)
  • Amendments
    • Timeline: Submissions are reviewed approximately three-four weeks after they are received (depending on volume)

Non-Medical Research Ethics Board

  • Full Board Deadlines: 2021
  • Full Board Deadlines: 2022
  • Delegated Board - No deadlines
    • Timeline: Submissions are reviewed approximately two-three weeks after they are received (depending on volume)
  • Amendments
    • Timeline: Submissions are reviewed approximately two weeks after they are received (depending on volume)