In order to forward an application for pre-review: - Complete the application form in IRMA and 'save' but do not submit - Select the 'print' option, which will create a word version that can be saved to your computer - Attach the word document and email it directly to the - The Animal Welfare Veterinarian will review the form and provide feedback directly to you - Make any necessary changes in IRMA and submit the application
Once you have completed the application and uploaded any supporting documents, move back to the Coversheet tab and press 'Submit'. Your application has not been lodged until this step has been completed.
External Investigators are also required to provide approval. This can be done by completing the External Researcher Approval Form and uploading the form via the Documents tab of you protocol application prior to submission.
6. Approval (electronic declaration)
Once you have submitted your application you will receive an acknowledgement email.
Emails will be sent to the signatories on the protocol, including: - the chief investigator - the head of department or school - the animal house supervisor - all co-investigators
Applications will only be assigned for review once the chief investigator, head of department/school and animal house supervisor (if required) have provided their declaration.
You need to allow for sufficient time to obtain all declarations before the submission deadline.
7. What happens next
Once declaration has been received by the chief investigator, head of department/school and LAS facility supervisor (if required), your application will be forwarded to the Ethics Office for review prior to consideration by the AEC.
Once forwarded to the AEC for consideration, a nominated spokesperson (committee member) may contact the chief investigator directly to seek additional information/clarifications.
Decisions of the AEC will be communicated within 10 working days.
AEC decisions will only be communicated once all co-investigators have provided their declaration inIRMA; or for external investigators an External Researcher Approval Form has been completed and uploaded in the documents tab of the application prior to submission.