HREC forms

Please note: Superseded forms will not be considered by the committee in 2017.

This may impact significantly on your research timelines, should assessment of your application be delayed due to the need to re-submit on a current form.

HRE forms are regularly updated, therefore you need to always download the required document directly from this site to ensure the latest version is submitted to the committee for consideration.

Ethical risk assessment checklist

To assess the ethical risk of your human research project and determine eligibility for expedited review, please download and complete: HREC Risk Assessment Checklist (docx, 150kb)

Application forms



Bulk application

Existing data

  • To apply for approval from the HREC for a project that will use only EXISTING data, please download and complete the form from the following link. For further information on existing data, databases and data-banks, please refer to the National Statement; Chapter 3.2; DATABANKS: Request for Approval to Use Existing Data (docx, 112kb)

Approved by another HREC

  • HRE projects approved by another Australian HREC, are recognised by Federation University Australia HREC. These projects will be endorsed in certain circumstances, such as when a researcher is involved in a collaborative project hosted by another institution. National Statement, (Section 5.3). The HREC will also consider the approval of projects transferred from another institution by a new staff member. Contact the Ethics office for details on how to proceed.

Plain language information statement and informed consent form

Project report forms

To report on:

  • the annual progress of a continuing HREC-approved project, or
  • the discontinuation of an HREC-approved project; or
  • the completion of an HREC-approved project

download and complete the Annual/Final Project Report Form (docx. 108kb):

To report on:

  • an incident, or
  • adverse event, or
  • unforeseen circumstance

download and complete the Incident Report Form (docx 76kb).

Extension to existing project

To request an extension to an HREC-approved project, please download and complete:

Application for Extension to an Existing Project (docx, 69kb)

Changes to personnel - existing project

To add/remove researchers involved with an HREC-approved project, please download and complete:

Changes to Personnel - Existing Project (docx, 72kb)

Amendments to existing project

To request amendments to an existing HREC-approved project, please download and complete:

Application for Amendments to an Existing Project (docx, 94kb)

Declaration form for transcribers

All transcribers of taped data should complete a declaration of confidentiality prior to commencing the work.

Declaration of Confidentiality (docx, 36kb)

Peer review checklist

This checklist may be useful to guide peer reviewers and authorising signatories in providing feedback to researchers regarding research design and merit of their Ethics application.

Peer reviewers and authorising signatories should be familiar with the type of research being conducted within their Faculty, but not directly involved with the research project.

If revisions are required, researchers are expected to respond to the peer reviewer’s/authorising signatories' feedback prior to submitting their application to the Ethics Office.

Authorising signatories:

  • Head of School, or
  • Deputy Head of School, or
  • ADR, or
  • Faculty Ethics Coordinator

Peer Review Checklist (docx. 45kb)