Commercially-sponsored research and non-University of Sydney applicants

Research sponsored by commercial sponsors

An ethics administration fee of $2,500 (plus GST) will be charged for applications from University of Sydney staff or students that are externally funded by commercial sponsors.

This is a stand-alone fee and is in addition to any University indirect costs.

Ethics applications for research projects sponsored by government (including ARC/NHMRC) or not for profit organisations and administered by the University are exempt from this fee.

If your research project is funded by a commercial sponsor you should include the administration fee in your project budget that is approved by the sponsor.

Applications from external organisations

The University of Sydney will only accept ethics applications where the chief investigator is either a member of staff or an affiliate of the University.

Ethics applications from external organisations, with no direct link to the University, will no longer be accepted for review.

How to pay

If the ethics administration fee is to be paid from a University account, you will need to provide the project account code with the ethics application so that the fee can be charged via a journal transfer.

If the fee is being paid from an external account you will need to provide the relevant contact details (company name, contact person, telephone, email and mailing address) to which the invoice should be forwarded.