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Ethics - New Application – Full Ethic application

If your project is not a LNR or a quality improvement (QI), you have to submit a full ethic application on a National Ethics Application Form (NEAF). Please email the Research Support Office at RSOSESLHD@SESIAHS.HEALTH.NSW.GOV.AU prior to submitting an application to register your pending submission. It must include project title, principal investigator, contact person and site. The reference number that will be given to you must be quoted in ALL correspondence.

! There is currently no link between the online website and our databases.. For your application to be reviewed by the HREC committee, you have to submit it to the RSO. Please email an electronic version of your application only, including supporting documents to RSOSESLHD@SESIAHS.HEALTH.NSW.GOV.AU. Original signatures /hard copy are not needed anymore.  We now accept scanned / faxed signatures!

You can make an appointment to discuss your application by phoning the Research Support Office on (02) 9382 3587 or by emailing RSOSESLHD@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au  

If the HREC considers a new application and has queries which must be addressed before ethical approval can be granted, the HREC may delegate consideration of the applicant’s response to the HREC Executive Committee/ Officer. Where responses are to be reviewed by the EXEC committee please be aware of the deadlines for committee meetings.

Responses to queries

When responding to queries please include the question/issue raised by the Committee & then provide your response. Please provide any updated documents in both tracked changes format and a clean copy.  Please include the version number, date and page number (eg Page 1 of 2) in the footer of all documents. Please email only an electronic copy of your response to RSOSESLHD@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au. We recommend you refer to the NHMRC’s National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, relevant legislation or other guidelines where appropriate (see useful links).