Applications approved by a NHMRC Registered HREC
If you have established ethics approval with a NHMRC-registered Australian HREC a submission to the UNSW HREC for further approval or ratification is not required. You are however required to:
1. Check your site approval: Check with the approving HREC which sites you have approval to conduct your research at. If you are recruiting participants or conducting research procedures (other than data analysis) at a UNSW campus or a site not listed on your ethics approval letter then you will need to ask the approving HREC whether the ethics approval which they issued covers the additional sites. If the approving HREC advises that their approval does not cover these sites you can seek approval from them to add the sites or submit a new application for review by the UNSW HREC.
2. Provide a copy of your ethics approval: You will need to email (a) a copy of the ethics approval letter, (b) a copy of the ethics application form (c) a copy of the approved PISCF (d) copies of all other approved documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Submit annual/final reports: You will also need to ensure that you are following the instructions for reporting to the approving HREC.
For applications approved by an overseas ethics committee
A formal application to the relevant UNSW HREAP (negligible and low risk) or HREC (more than low risk) must be made. Any UNSW researcher undertaking research at UNSW as part of their employment is covered by UNSW insurance policies.