External ethics approval
Do you have ethics approval from a Non-University of Sydney Ethics Committee?
Where possible, the Sydney University Ethics Committee will endeavour to minimise duplication of ethical review. If you have ethics approval from another committee and the approving ethics committee has stated in writing that it is willing to be responsible for all sites at which the research is to be conducted, you may not need approval from the University of Sydney ethics committee.
Research approved by an ethics committee registered with the NHMRC does not require approval from Sydney University Ethics Committee.
There are circumstances where the University of Sydney will be required to review research approved by other Human Research Ethics Committees. These instances are detailed below.
Which applications require University of Sydney ethics approval?
Australian ethics committee - not registered with the NHMRC
Research approved by an Australian ethics committee that is not registered with the NHMRC requires a full application to the Sydney University HREC.
Overseas ethics committee
Research approved by an overseas ethics committee and funded by a grant (excludes scholarships) that is administered by the University of Sydney requires a full application to the Sydney University HREC.
If the overseas ethics committee is a member of the FWA (Federal Wide Assurance), the application may be reviewed by a low-risk subcommittee (where one exists).