Ethics & Compliance

Ethics and Compliance

ROMEO Research Portal

ROMEO has been updated

In June 2018, ROMEO was updated to be more streamlined and easily accessible.

To create a new ROMEO account, please click this link and then the registration button. Follow the instructions and complete the specified fields, and click "Submit". A notification will then be submitted that your new account request is in the queue to be approved. Once it has been approved, you will be able to access ROMEO via one of the following links:

  • Members of the MRU community will now log in using their myMRU login and password via this link.
  • Non-MRU researchers will now access ROMEO via this link.

If you require assistance with this process, please contact Julia Johnson at jljohnson@mtroyal.ca or call (403) 440-6069.


Call for Human Research Ethics Board Faculty ReviewersThe Mount Royal University Human Research Ethics Board (HREB) is currently seeking full-time (tenured or tenurable) faculty members for June 2019. The Board consists of faculty, student, and community members, and is supported by staff from ORSCE. Although being an HREB Reviewer can be a heavy service load, it offers each member a valuable learning and practice opportunity. HREB members provide an important service to the University by ensuring that all research meets or exceeds existing ethical regulations.
Currently, HREB is seeking full-time faculty members with expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Preference will be given to interested candidates who:

  • Have demonstrated experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods;
  • Have demonstrated experience in submitting high quality HREB applications;
  • Are able to read, understand and analyze complex issues from research proposals and weigh up conflicting opinions;
  • Have good verbal and written communication skills, with a practical approach and the confidence to voice their opinions;
  • Are comfortable discussing issues with people who may not agree with them, including being able to influence and listen to the views of others from a range of backgrounds;
  • Are able to contribute to the work of the HREB (approximately 10 delegated (individual) reviews each and 4 to 5 full board reviews per academic year);
  • Are available to attend meetings held the first Friday of every month (10 meetings per year) between 9:30am-12:00pm;
  • Are committed to completing a 3-year term;
  • Are available to begin the term in June 2019;
  • Understand and can uphold the HREB requirement for confidentiality.

HREB appointments are made by the Provost and Vice President Academic. Each member term is for a minimum of 3 years, with the possibility of an additional one 3-year term renewal.

All interested candidates should email both hreb@mtroyal.ca and hreb_chair@mtroyal.ca:

1.    An updated CV, and
2.    A statement (150 words or less) on your expertise and interest in serving on this board.

Application Deadline: June 4, 2019

Questions can be directed to:
Priscilla Wamucii
Research Compliance Officer
Office of Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement
E: hreb@mtroyal.ca
Ph: (403) 440-8470


Human Research Ethics Board (HREB)

The Human Research Ethics Board (HREB) is responsible for ensuring that research applications meet the Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS2) involving participants, their rights and well-being. Learn more about HREB.


Student Human Research Ethics Committee (SHREC)

Applications for course-based research reviewed by the Student Human Research Ethics Committee (SHREC). Learn more about SHREC.


Biomedical Studies

Any biomedical studies involving human participants or human health information cannot be reviewed locally, as only five boards in the province are legally able to perform such reviews. Mount Royal University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Calgary's health board (CHREB) that allows our researchers to access their services. Please submit your application to CHREB using their forms, found at CHREB at the University of Calgary.

In addition, Mount Royal University does not review biomedical studies involving biomedical treatments or interventions. These are also reviewed by CHREB at the University of Calgary, with the exception of course-based student research that is biomedical in nature, but does not fall under the HIA.

MRU researchers must submit their CHREB approval letters, approved application forms, and all supporting documents (e.g. recruitment advertisements, consent forms, questionnaires, interview guides, debriefing forms, etc.) on the ROMEO system. Please click on this link for instructions on how to submit the documents on ROMEO.


Animal Care Committee (ACC)

The Animal Care Committee (ACC) supports animal-based research in accordance with the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) guidelines and policies. This committee ensures all research activities are humane and well-founded to meet the level of standards that should be provided to all participants. Learn more about the ACC.


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If you have any questions or require more information on Ethics and Compliance, please contact our Research Compliance Officer, Priscilla Wamucii, at 403.440.8470 or hreb@mtroyal.ca.