The Faculty Human Ethics Committees are being retired at the end of 2017. From January 2018 all Human Research Ethics applications, regardless of their level of risk, are to be sent via email to the HREC address email@example.com following development on the HREA website.
Ongoing management of all applications originally submitted to the FHEC will be undertaken by the HREC from January 2018. Therefore, from 21 December 2017 all correspondence about those applications (including, for instance, annual and final reports) should be directed to the HREC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information regarding the Ethics Process and Meeting schedules please review the HREC website
Please complete the following questions to ascertain whether your research project should be submitted for review by the HREC or by the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences Human Research Ethics Committee.
All questions are to be answered.
If you have answered No to all questions, follow the submission process (STEP 2).
There is no need to submit this form with your application
As soon as you select a response in the form that directs you to submit your project to the HREC, submit your project to the HREC for review (no need to complete the form). Ethics Committee: email@example.com
If requesting a Waiver of consent the application must be submitted to the University HREC.
If your application has already received ethics approval from another fully constituted committee, fill in the appropriate form Projects Already approved by Another HREC from the University Research Ethics Committee HREC page and submit it to the University HREC.
You cannot start your research until you have ethics approval and are allocated a protocol number. Allow time for the committee to provide feedback which can be up to 14 days after the meeting.
HREA (Human Research Ethics Application) FORM: Log on to HREA site. Fill out the HREA keeping within the word limits of each section.
The applicant must sign the HREA form prior to submission to the FHEC. Supervisors of students must also approve the submission of the application.
Please note that the University Human Research Ethics Committee recommends that the minimum requirement for data storage is at least FIVE years after the last publication arising from the data. This is a MINIMUM requirement and you may keep the data for longer.
These may include:
Please send the HREA with all other documents combined in one PDF file.
Please ensure the consent and information forms reflect the correct ethic committee's contact details for the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences Human Ethics Committee (as opposed to the CSU HREC committee):
IMPORTANT: The following information must be placed at the bottom of Information Letters and Consent Forms.
NOTE: The Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences Human Research Ethics Committee has approved this project. If you have any complaints or reservations about the ethical conduct of this project, you may contact the Committee through the Executive Officer:
Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences Human Ethics Committee
Charles Sturt University
02 6365 7977
Any issues you raise will be treated in confidence and investigated fully and you will be informed of the outcome.
Do not submit an ethics application without proof reading and double checking that all relevant sections have been answered.
Students must make sure that their supervisor has reviewed and signed their ethics application before submitting the application.
Chief Investigators make sure they have read and reviewed applications prepared by other parties, such as research assistants, before signing and submitting the application.
Please submit signed ethics applications and associated documentation to FOBJBS-FHEC@csu.edu.au.
The faculty committee is comprised of a member from each school in the faculty, a Chair, an external member and an executive officer. The members of the committee review each application at the meeting.
You will receive a written response from the committee within 14 days of the application being reviewed at the meeting.
Applicants who have received approved pending clarification can make the required changes and send the amended application for review by members of the committee. In this case you will be advised which documents to change and send to the committee.
Applicants advised to re-submit an application must submit it to a future meeting with all documentation.
If you are unclear about anything the committee has asked you to do, please contact the Executive Officer via FOBJBS-FHEC@csu.edu.au.
If you are asked to review or amend your submission - you should provide your responses in a table such as that below and highlight any changes that have been made within the HREA [using Adobe Acrobat PRO or using a word table].
|Section 3.1.1 Please clarify the funding||Your response|
|Section 6.4.2 Will other researchers have access to the data?||Your response|
|Information Letter - needs to state that return of anonymous survey is implied consent||Your response|
CSU ethics committees grant approval for a 12 month period from the original date of approval.
The following are conditions of approval:
Please submit an extension or variation report with enough time to be reviewed at a meeting. You can find the appropriate form on the University Human Ethics Committee forms page
For applications submitted to the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences Human Research Ethics Committee for consideration, the projected time for the Committee's decision to be communicated is 14 working days after the meeting. Any application that require HREC review, rather than FHEC review will be sent directly to the CSU HREC committee (applicants will be informed).
| Ethics applications must be|
submitted by 3.00pm
|Faculty meeting date|
For HREC Meeting and Agenda closing dates please visit the Human Resource Ethics page