Forms and resources


Applications and Amendments

Prior Approval Requests

Progress and Final Reports

Exemplar Applications

 Examples of Quality applications:


 Resource              Description
 USQ Ethics Considerations for Research Applications. This table identifies the principles embedded in the National Statement (see below). The questions identified in the table are considered by the Human Research Ethics Committee in its evaluation of ethics applications, and may also be used by applicants as a guide in preparing their applications.

National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans, 2007  

This Statement entitled the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research ('the Statement') consists of a series of Guidelines made in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992 ('the Act').

Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

This publication guides institutions and researchers in responsible research practices and promotes integrity in research for researchers. The Code shows how to manage breaches of the Code and allegations of research misconduct, how to manage research data and materials, how to publish and disseminate research findings, including proper attribution of authorship, how to conduct effective peer review and how to manage conflicts of interest. It also explains the responsibilities and rights of researchers if they witness research misconduct.
 Values and Ethics - Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research

The document contains guidelines for ethical health research on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In accordance with guidance from Aboriginal people it is written around a framework of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values and principles. 

Guidelines approved under Section 95A of the Privacy Act 1988

This guideline recognises that an individual's right to privacy is a fundamental human right. 


Human Research Ethics Handbook The Human Research Ethics Handbook has been produced to assist members of Human Research Ethics Committees in the evaluation of the ethical acceptability of research proposals involving humans.
Joint NHMRC/AVCC Statement and Guidelines on Research Practice, May 1997 The Statement and Guidelines exist to guide institutions in developing their own procedures and guidelines, by providing a comprehensive framework of minimum acceptable standards.
The Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 Commonwealth Consolidated Acts