Animal ethics applications move online

17 September 2013

The animal ethics research application process is moving to an online system within IRMA. The system will go live on Tuesday 8 October.

From 8 October all submissions for animal ethics approval will take place online, and the current paper-based system will no longer be in operation. This includes new applications, modifications of existing approved projects, as well as annual or completion reports.
What is IRMA?
IRMA is the University's research management platform, which provides a central database for information about research projects, such as funding, human and animal ethics applications, modifications and annual reports, publications and researcher profiles. It is already used for human ethics applications.

Benefits for researchers
  • Providing a central record of all your ethics approvals and notices, which assists you in tracking individual projects
  • No need to provide 15 copies of applications
  • Online approval, so no need to collect signatures
  • Access anywhere with internet
Where can I get help
Watch this space for further updates and information. The animal ethics website will shortly be updated with FAQs and step-by-step guides.

If you have questions, please contact the animal ethics team.