| Ethics applications |
Application submission |
Most research involving
humans will require ethical review, and the level of review will be
commensurate with the level of risk to which participants are exposed.
can be exempted from review
research has negligible risk
and involves the use of totally
about humans, ethical review may not be necessary.
If you think your research is exempt from ethical review, please submit
an ‘application-by-letter’ addressed to the Manager, Ethics & Research
Governance and email it to
email@example.com. The letter should provide all details to justify
a waiver of the requirement for ethical review.
Research that has negligible risk but does use data that could
possibly identify individuals is not exempt from ethical review.
Low risk research
If the research cannot be
exempt from review, is
low risk, full ethical review may not be required. If you think your
research fits into this category, please read the
Low Risk Guide and if appropriate complete the
application for ethical review of low risk projects (MS Word)
and submit it to
firstname.lastname@example.org for opinion.
have completed your low risk project, please submit the
Low Risk Final Report.
More than low risk research
For all research more than low risk, full ethical review is required and you
will be required to complete and submit a full application to the Ethics
Committee for review and approval.
There are three methods
of applying for ethics approval. Researchers are advised to read each option
carefully and make a choice depending on the type and scope of the study.
Please choose one
of the following:
Please also familiarise yourself with the
Alfred Ethics Committee guidelines page, covering a range of research
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Submitting your application to the
This applies to all types of applications
requiring full ethical review.
Step 1 -
an application, download the appropriate application forms and complete
them. You will then need to submit the application by email to
project registration date.
Electronic signatures are not necessary at this stage, but signatures must be submitted with the project submission.
NEAF applications done on-line need to be
saved as a PDF and emailed to us as a document attached to the email, rather
than using the on-line email notification process.
Resource centre declarations and radiation safety documentation may be
incomplete at the time of project registration.
Please indicate in your
project registration email which documentation is missing.
For immediate confirmation that your email has reached us, set up an automated 'Delivery Receipt Notification'
before you send your email.
Step 2 - Project
At registration time, the
application will be checked for completeness by the Office of Ethics and
Research Governance and any
omissions or changes requested will be conveyed to you by email. You will
receive detailed submission instructions from us, such as a unique project
number and the date for full project
The Office of Ethics & Research Governance is a paperless
office. Please do not submit paper copies of your application
EXCEPT for the legal documents (CTN, indemnities, CTRA).
Signatures can be inserted into a document and saved as a PDF or
individual signed pages can be scanned and saved as a PDF.