Research Ethics Board
SAIT's Research Ethics Board (REB) promotes and facilitates the conduct of research in ways that respect the dignity and preserve the well-being of human participants. Answers to common questions can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Submitting your application
To request ethical review for research being carried out on SAIT premises and/or involving SAIT faculty, staff and/or students, you must apply online through ROMEO.
ROMEO is an online management system SAIT uses to manage human research ethics submissions. All researchers and investigators use ROMEO to submit proposed research studies to the office of Human Research Ethics.
ROMEO account sign-up
- Create a ROMEO Account.
- Click Register.
- Fill in the required information and click the Register button.
- You will receive an email with a link to enter a new password.
- Once you create a new password, log into ROMEO to start your application.
Please note: The SAIT REB ceased accepting applications in hard copy effective July 1, 2017. This includes the original submission and all post-approval forms (revisions, deviations, continuing ethics review forms, FYI forms, etc.). Please use the link above to submit research applications online through ROMEO.
If you encounter any problems or need help with ROMEO, please email email@example.com.
2018-2020 Research Ethics Board meetings
Research proposals are not reviewed in July or August except in exceptional circumstances.
- Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2): this is the policy with which all applications must comply.
- TCPS 2 Course on Research Ethics (CORE): this is an online course for researchers. This is especially useful for people that have never completed an ethics application, and the REB highly recommends that all researchers complete the course.
- Ethical Considerations for Dual-Role Research: an article titled "Conducting Research with Students in your own Classroom." This document is an excellent resource for instructors considering research with their own students as participants.
- ARECCI Screening Tool: this is a tool which assists a researcher in determining if their research should go through the REB process.
- Letters of Consent for research projects