Please refer to FAQs page, for general queries about ethics application process
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|MQ Ethics Application Form |
(Only latest version will be accepted)
We recommend researchers to open the form using Microsoft Office 2007 version due to formatting reasons
|Research Protocol |
If you are submitting an application for a clinical trial, randomised controlled trial, interventional research or clinical research, please complete and submit this form in addition to your ethics application.
|ASAM Cover Sheet|
|Research involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (Appendix A)|
|Research to be undertaken outside Australia (Appendix B)|
|Privacy and access to personal information (Appendix D) |
|Exposure to ionizing radiation (Appendix F)|
|The administration of illegal drugs, legal drugs and/or medication not part of a clinical trial (Appendix G)|
|National Ethics Application Form (NEAF)|
|Information and Consent || |
|For PICF templates covering Genetic, Interventional and Non-interventional research, please consult the Human Research Ethics Portal: |
The Human Ethics team will provide MQ PICF templates for these types of research on the Forms page once these are complete.
|Information and Consent Form - Guidelines|
|Information and Consent Form - Example and Checklist|
|Templates for NSW Department of Education and Training Information and Consent Forms |
|Post Final Approval Forms || |
|Amendment Request Form |
|Macquarie University Adverse Events Form |
Progress Report - Please complete this form if you are still collecting, or intend to collect, data from participants.
Final Report - Please complete this form if you have finished collecting data from participants and no further contact, or attempt to collect data, will be made (even if the research is still being written).
Please note: Once a Final Report is submitted the application will be closed and the file will be archived. The file will not be re-opened.
|External Applications || |
|If you are unsure which form to submit please contact the Ethics Secretariat or see the HREC (Medical Sciences) applications process|
|External Application Approval Form (for offsite projects) |
Please use the online Human Ethics Application Form Click here to login using your MQ OneID.
|Prior Review Form(for onsite projects) (Only version 1.4 will be accepted)|
Please do not download these forms and save them onto your computer for later use, as they are updated on an ongoing basis. Always download a fresh form from this web page.
Prior to completing your application form ensure you have read and understood the relevant legislation, guidelines and policies which relate to your project.
Ethical approval is valid for 5 years, subject to submission of annual Progress Reports. On completion of the project a Final Report must be submitted.
If you require ethics approval for a project to continue after 5 years from the initial approval date, you must submit both a Final Report for the project and a new application for review. The 5 year limit to ethics approvals allows the Committee to fully review research in light of current legislation, guidelines and requirements.
The Ethics Secretariat sends automated annual report reminders when a report is due. This is to help researchers keep track of their reporting requirements. Annual report dates are noted in the Committee’s correspondence confirming final approval.
Please contact the Ethics Secretariat on +61 2 9850 6848 or by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with your application or for further information.