It is important that research projects and practices conform to accepted community standards, and to this end certain research projects must be approved by the appropriate ethics committee, which includes community representatives.
Ethics Officers in Research Services can advise which projects require approval and should always be consulted if there is any doubt. It is the formal responsibility of the supervisor to obtain any required ethical clearance for each higher degree project.
All ethics application forms have been updated for 2016. Always download the required form directly from this site to ensure the latest version is submitted to the relevant Committee for consideration.
Using any superseded form may result in you not being aware of current requirements. This could impact on the committee's capacity to adequately review your application. This may result in a delay of Approval for your research project.