Metrics for Western's Research Ethics Boards
Western’s Research Ethics Boards (REBs) – The Health Sciences Research Ethics Board (HSREB) and the Non-Medical Research Ethics Board (NMREB) – and the Office of Human Research Ethics are a service to the University and local hospitals. These metrics allow us to target education in order to increase the quality of submissions, recruit reviewers from underrepresented departments, and look at internal administrative processes for quality improvement and resource allocation.
How many applications did Western's REBs process?
Average response times
The following data reflects the average workdays for the Health Sciences and Non Medical REBs to issue recommendations and the average researcher response times
Did Western’s REBs meet their posted initial review timelines?
*NMREB times were slightly slower due to challenges with reviewer availability. OHRE is working with the NMREB to review process in order to improve this metric.
How long did approval take?