Trent University is committed to the highest standards of ethical practice in research. Central to this is the principle that research must be conducted in accordance with the highest contemporary ethics standards.
The Office of Research & Innovation manages the approval and monitoring process for the use of humans, animals, and biohazardous materials in research at the University. Any research project involving human participants, animals, or biohazardous materials, whether it is funded or not, must receive ethics approval from the appropriate University-sanctioned review board prior to the start of the project.
NOTE: ALL protocols (including any that finished during a respective calendar year) need to submit an annual update. The “Annual Progress Report” listed under Events forms in ROMEO is due each year on December 31st.
It is the responsibility of the principal investigator to ascertain whether a project requires an ethical review. Failure to seek ethical review and to comply with recommendations of the relevant ethics review board may be deemed as misconduct, as outlined in the Trent University Policy on Research and Scholarly Misconduct.
Protocol Submission Guide
Protocols are submitted using the ROMEO Researcher Portal system. New users must self register prior to logging in.
ROMEO can be accessed through MyTrent by selecting “Services”, "Learning and Research" and “ROMEO Researcher Portal".
ROMEO can also be accessed here.
For more assistance, please consult this guide.
Should you require any assistance with the ROMEO system, please contact Anna Kisiala, Coordinator, Research Conduct and Reporting. If you wish to have a short demonstration of the system, please let Anna know and she can meet with you or a small group.