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  • Step 1 - It is important to read and digest the current Departmental Guidelines. A link is provided in the next section below.
  • Step 2 - A link to the form that you will need to fill in and submit to the committee to seek ethical approval for your project is provided below. If you intend to complete a group project then someone will need to take the lead and fill in all the required information. However, all members of the group will need to sign the form. 
  • Step 3 - Pass Forward the form to your supervisor as your supervisor will need to sign off on the application.
  • Step 4 - Hand Send the electronically signed form 

As will become clear, special cases are those that involve :-


Applications are processed at fixed times throughout the year. You will be provided with key dates when these become available and you will be notified of the committee's decisions as soon as possible after the committee has considered all the relevant applications.


To be clear you cannot start data collection unless and until you have the requisite ethical approval.


A brisk (ppt) intro to Ethics 101 can be found here