Research Involving Human Participants

Lakehead University requires that all research conducted by faculty, staff, and students conform to the highest ethical standards in the use of human participants. Any research or study conducted within University facilities or undertaken by persons connected to the University, which involves human participants, must be reviewed and approved by the Lakehead University Research Ethics Board (REB).

Lakehead University is covered under Human Subjects Assurance Number FWA00012950 which is on file with the U.S. Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP).

The Research Ethics Board

The Lakehead University Research Ethics Board was established to fulfill the ethical responsibilities surrounding research involving human participants in accordance with the standards developed by the Tri-Councils [Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)], Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and contained in the TCPS2 (Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans).

The REB is built upon the guiding core ethical principles as discussed by the TCPS2, of: respect for persons, concern for welfare, and justice. The application of these core principles is intended to maintain balance between the necessary protection of participants and the legitimate requirements of research.

2020-2021 Members:

Dr. K. Burnett - Chair
Dr. C. Pousa - Vice-Chair
Dr. T. Kaefer
Dr. F. Oliveria
Dr. R. Tonkens
Ms. D. Stuart
Dr. P. Sanzo
Dr. M. Flegel
Mr. D. Dylan
Dr. D. Mazmanian
Dr. E. Cameron

REB APPLICATIONS, Renewals, Amendments, and Final Reports

You can submit an application, renewal, amendment, or final report by logging into the Romeo Research Portal through MyInfo. For LU faculty, staff, and students, use your myInfo username and password.  Login here for those external to Lakehead University.

If you have any questions regarding the Romeo Research Portal, please contact Bonnie Knott from the Office of Research Services at or 807-343-8934.