How to apply for human ethics approval

1. Prepare

2. Complete the application online

  • If this is the first time you have submitted online you may wish to view the IRMA how-to videos.
  • Log in to IRMA to create a new application form.
  • Please make sure that you upload the Participant Information Statement (PIS), Participant Consent Form (PCF), interview questions, letters/emails of invitation, questionnaires, safety protocols and other supporting documentation under the "Documents" tab before submitting your application.
  • Make sure all internal investigators, including students, are listed on the coversheet. This includes the person submitting the form. Please ensure the number of internal investigators includes the Chief Investigator. If external investigators are involved please upload the External Approvers Form with the required signatures.
  • Submit your application for authorisation.

3. Approval Declarations (sign off)

After you submit your application the relevant signatories need to complete the online approval declarations (sign off). You need to allow enough time before the submission deadline for sign off. Find out more about approval declarations and how they work.

4. What to expect after you have applied