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.).

Health Sciences Research Ethics Board

  • 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 ensure that your application is submitted 2 days prior to an REB deadline for Lawson signature.
  • Delegated Level 1 & 2 Submission Deadlines:
    • No submission deadlines for January - November
    • To accommodate Western University’s annual December closure, any delegated submission received after November 302022 at 12:00 p.m. will not be reviewed until our return to the office January 2023. Submissions received after November 30, will be reviewed in order of receipt in January 2023 according to our regular timelines listed below. 
      • Please note, if you submit exactly at 12:00 p.m. there is no guarantee that it will be reviewed prior to the closure.
      • In addition, please allow for a few days prior to this REB deadline for Lawson signature.
  • Delegated Review Timelines:
    • Delegated Level 1 initial submissions are reviewed approximately two weeks after they are received (depending on volume).
    • Delegated Level 2 initial submissions are reviewed approximately three-four weeks after they are received (depending on volume).
    • Amendment submissions are reviewed approximately three-four weeks after they are received (depending on volume).

Non-Medical Research Ethics Board

  • Full Board Deadlines: 2022
  • Delegated Board 
    • Submission Deadlines:
      • No deadlines for January – November
      • To accommodate Western University’s annual, December closure any delegated submission received after November 302022 at 12:00 p.m. cannot be guaranteed a full review until our return to the office January 2023. Submissions will be placed in general queue for January 2023 sign-in.
    • Review Timeline: Submissions are reviewed approximately three-four weeks after they are received (depending on volume).
  • Amendments
    • Review Timeline: Submissions are reviewed approximately two weeks after they are received (depending on volume).