Research Ethics Review Committee
Survey Monkey Disclaimer
A decision was made in the May 2013 Research Ethics Review Committee meeting that a disclaimer regarding the use of Survey Monkey be added to the consent form and information sheet about the research study:
SURVEY MONKEY DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE SECURITY OF INFORMATION ON THEIR SITE. HOWEVER, THEY STATE THAT THEY USE THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF SECURITY POSSIBLE ON THE INTERNET. IT IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED THAT YOU REVIEW SURVEY MONKEY’S STATEMENTS ABOUT SECURITY OF INFORMATION, PRIOR TO COMPLETING THIS SURVEY.
A decision was made at the March 7, 2014 Research Ethics Review Committee meeting asking researchers to specify that Survey Monkey stores personal information in the United States where privacy cannot be guaranteed.
Western’s Online Survey Tool
-To use Western's Survey Tool go to https://mysurveys.uwo.ca/.
-In order to see what a completed survey looks like, please log on to the Matrix Energetics Seminar Survey: https://mysurveys.uwo.ca/.
(If you like, you can try it with a made-up name and password. Just click on the "Submit This Page" button at the bottom of each page to see the next page. Note: Text boxes can be made to whatever size is required.)
RESEARCH ETHICS REVIEW APPLICATION (All research applicants must do so on-line)
Fillable PDF's MUST be filled out using Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader version 9 or greater.
- Terms of Reference
- TCPS2 - Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (2010)
- Form for Member Assessment of Applications
- Schedule of Submission and Meeting Dates
When you have finished your project, please provide an End of Study Report by completing the form below within 30 days after 12 months from the date your project was granted ethics clearance.
If your project is a multi-year research project and is not yet completed, please provide an Annual Status Report for Multi-Year Research Project by filling out the form below every year within 30 days after the date your project was granted ethics clearance.
b. Application and Related Information
i) Application Process Flowchart
ii) Tips / Instructions to Applicant (communications & guidelines)
iii) Non-Medical Research RERC Submission Form
iv) Appendix A - Checklist for Ethical Assessment of Research Proposals
v) Appendix B - Instructions for Preparing Letters of Information & Consent Forms