To ensure the project is ethically appropriate, you must submit an ethics application.
Two pathways exist for ethical review:
- Low risk
- is where the only foreseeable risk is one of discomfort such as measuring blood pressure or interview-induced anxiety (S2.1.6 National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007, updated 2018).
- Full ethics review
- is warranted where the risk, even if unlikely, is more serious than discomfort.
Need assistance with your application?
How do you submit a research project for low risk review?
- Log in to the Ethics Review Manager (ERM).
- Select the tile Create Project from the list of Actions on the left-hand side and follow the prompts.
- 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.
- 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.
How do you submit a research project for full ethics review?
- Login to ERM.
- 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.
- Complete the questions as prompted, uploading required and supporting documents.
A SSA (Governance) form can be generated after you create an ethics form (HREA).