Ethics – Electronic Protocol Submission – Non-Medical Research Ethics Board

April 13, 2012

The Office of Research Ethics is pleased to announce that they are moving to an electronic protocol submission and post-approval process system (ROMEO) for the Non-Medical Research Ethics Board community – Full Board and Delegated protocols only.

Note that, for now, this does not apply to the Faculty of Education Sub-REB which reviews minimal risk proposals from Faculty of Education researchers.

Beginning May 1st, 2012, the Non-Medical Research Ethics Board will begin accepting electronic protocol submissions, revisions, continuing ethics reviews and other post-approval forms online through ROMEO.

Hands-on education sessions will be offered across campus throughout the month of April. Sessions are now available starting April 16th. Additional sessions are April 24th and May 2nd. Please see the Education page on our website to register for any of these sessions. Step-by-step guides will be available on our website for all forms and processes.

Effective April 16, 2012 please visit our website at  for instructions on accessing ROMEO.

If you have any questions, please contact them at 519-661–3059 or


Taylor Named Convenor of Research Network

April 13, 2012

Dr. Shelley Taylor was recently named convenor of a Research Network (ReN) within AILA (the International Association of Applied Linguistics).

The multinational network includes scholars from Canada, Denmark and Ireland: Dr. Shelley Taylor and Dr. Farahnaz Faez from Western; Dr. Jim Cummins – CRC at OISE/UT; Dr. Geoff Lawrence from UT & Ryerson; Dr. Anne Holmen from the University of Copenhagen, & Dr. David Little from Trinity College-Dublin. They will hold the ReN for cross-disciplinary research in applied linguistics for three years and will present an invited symposium at the upcoming AILA World Congress in Australia in 2014. Their research focus is on L2/FL educators’ PD within supportive communities of practice.