The ethics review process helps make sure you've considered all the ethical issues for your project.
Lower-risk activities, including quality improvement and clinical audits, don't need to go through a full ethics review process.
Some research may need other approvals depending on the nature of the project.
If you've got any questions, or you'd like more information you can contact our ethics committee.
Research involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
There are more steps you need to take if your research focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
This also applies if you plan to compare Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with non-Indigenous people.
You’ll need to consult with the relevant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander bodies and communities. You’ll also need to provide letters of support and evidence of community consultation with your application.
Read more about Ethical guidelines for research involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the National Health and Medical Research Council website.