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Ethics approval for research projects

To ensure the project is ethically appropriate, you must submit an ethics application.

Two pathways exist for ethical review:

Need assistance with your application?

  • Refer to the additional contacts page to contact the Research Ethics team for application assistance.
  • Technical support for online forms:
    • Phone + 61 2 9037 8404 from 10am-4pm, Australian Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday.
    • Email: enquiries@infonetica.net

How do you submit a research project for low risk review?

1. Complete your research protocol

Before you submit an ethics application, you are required to complete your research protocol to plan your research project.

2. Complete other required and supporting documents

You should then complete other required and supporting documents.

Required documents

Supporting documents can include:

3. Complete the low risk application form (Human Research Ethics Application) via the Ethics Review Manager website
  1. Log in to the Ethics Review Manager (ERM).
  2. Select the tile Create Project from the list of Actions on the left-hand side and follow the prompts.
  3. Once you complete the form, with all supporting documents uploaded, the Coordinating/Principal Investigator should complete the Signatures and Declarations page and sign the form. You can do this electronically (recommended) or alternatively, print the form, obtain the "wet-ink" signature, and upload the page to the form.
  4. Select the Submit tile from the list of Actions on the left-hand side and follow the prompts. This will submit the application to the GCHHS HREC Office for processing.
4. Submit the application (with all supporting documents attached)

Submit application through Ethics Review Manager. A subcommittee of the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) reviews low risk applications out of session.

Please note: Ethics administration fees apply to commercially-sponsored research projects. 

How do you submit a research project for full ethics review?

1. Complete your research protocol

Before you submit an ethics application, you are required to complete your research protocol to plan your research project.

2. Complete other required and supporting documents

You should then complete other required and supporting documents.

Required documents

Supporting documents can include:

3. Complete the full ethics application (Human Research Ethics Application) via the Ethical Review Manager website
  1. Login to ERM.
  2. Select Create Project from the list of actions on the left-hand side.
    • Enter the Project Title, choose your jurisdication/s and HREA Form as the Main Form type, then select Create Project.
  3. Complete the questions as prompted, uploading required and supporting documents.

A SSA (Governance) form can be generated after you create an ethics form (HREA).

4. Submit the application (with all supporting documents attached)

Submit application through Ethics Review Manager, with  supporting documents attached, by close of business on the closing date prior to the HREC meeting.

Please note: Ethics administration fees apply to commercially sponsored projects.


Last updated 18 Oct 2018