COVID-19 Update

as of 23/08/2021

For overarching UNSW Guidelines please visit

Frequently asked Questions:

My research project is related to COVID-19 disease where timelines are urgent to contribute to the global research effort. Is there any support from RECS to expedite approval from the relevant ethics & compliance Committee?

RECS is working with the relevant committees and regulators to fast-track approvals for research proposals related to COVID-19 disease. Researchers should contact us directly to discuss on an individual basis.

Who should I contact in the case of non-compliance with approved protocols?

Facility manager should be your first point of contact for reporting of non-compliance. You can find the relevant information of the main Radiation Safety website.  

My facility is due for annual inspection by the RSC soon. Is this still happening given the current situation?

There will be no inspections by the RSC until further notice. However, the facility manager will be required to complete a self-assessment checklist to ensure the facility’s compliance to the certification condition. RECS will be in regular contact to ensure that facility managers have access relevant guidelines and templates.

I need help with classifying dealings and applications. How do I contact RECS?

You can contact us via email at or call us directly on 93857244.

Is there any changes to the assessment of my applications?

RSC operations, including the review of applications and requests for modifications, continue as per advice on the Radiation Safety website.