Human Research Ethics
**Please note: due to Western's holiday closure, and deadlines for delegated review, any submission after December 7 cannot be guaranteed a full review until January 2021**
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The Office of Human Research Ethics, on behalf of Western's Research Ethics Boards, manages the approval and monitoring process for the use of humans in research at the university and its affiliated hospitals and research institutes. All research involving humans conducted by faculty, staff or students at Western or its affiliated hospitals or research institutes must be approved by a Western-sanctioned review board.