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.
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” and “ROMEO Researcher Portal.
ROMEO can also be accessed here.
For more assistance, please consult this guide.
If you have any questions about the ROMEO system, please contact the Coordinator, Research Conduct and Reporting.