Overview

  • Select the appropriate application form for your project - see options below.
  • Refer to the National Statement (PDF 600kb) and the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (PDF 829kb) for guidance when preparing your application, as well as University policy and procedure documents.
  • Read the preamble in each section of the selected application form, and diligently follow the directions as given.
  • Application forms must be completed on your computer. Handwritten applications will not be accepted.
  • Special consideration must be given to the following sections - read and understand the requirements as listed in the preamble in each section:
    • lay description;
    • research methodology;
    • risk and risk management versus benefits of proposed research;
    • recruitment strategies;
    • consent.
  • Answer all sections with sufficient information, in lay terms, so the committee are able to make an informed decision regarding your project.
  • Prepare all required supporting documentation (refer to step 3).
  • Review spelling and grammar on material prepared for the general public, and ensure it is written appropriately for the intended audience. It must represent the University in a professional manner.
  • Download the new Peer Review Checklist (pdf, 46 kb) to assist authorising signatories to verify your application is of merit to be reviewed by the HREC.
  • Obtain all required signatures before submitting your application:
    • Principal researcher, and other researchers, then
    • Head of School, or
    • Deputy Head of School, or
    • Associate Dean Research (ADR), or
    • Faculty ethics coordinator
  • It is recommended you allow at least a week for the above signatories to review your proposal and authorise if considered worthy of submission.
  • Incomplete applications and/or superseded forms will be returned to the researcher.