Content

Amendments and reporting

Amendments

Researchers (staff and students) are required to obtain ethical approval before implementing any amendment to an approved project.

An amendment includes changes to:

  • project protocols and/or methodology
  • subject groups
  • participant information sheets, consent forms, letters of invitation
  • surveys/questionnaires or interview questions
  • personnel on the research team
  • any other amendment.

The researcher will need to fill out the request for amendment form (DOC 79.5KB) and forward to ethics@usq.edu.au.

Reporting

Progress reports

(DOC 112KB)Progress reports  on all ethically approved research are to be submitted to the Ethics Officer annually. The first progress report should be submitted 12 months after the date on which ethical approval was given. It is the responsibility of the researcher to forward on progress reports.

Where a progress report is considered unsatisfactory and approval is not extended, the Chief Investigator is notified of the reasons for this decision and invited to respond to the comments.

Final reports

A final report (DOC 112KB) on all research given ethical approval should be submitted to the Ethics Officer at completion of the research, and an include a copy of the final published results.