It is a requirement that all Curtin staff and students complete the SOL Research Integrity Professional Development Program. Students can access this via Blackboard, and staff can access this via iPerform.
To apply for ethics approval you must complete the following steps.
Animal research is divided into three categories:
- Observational studies
- Teaching studies
- Research studies
Studies are considered observational where animals are studied in their natural habitat.
Studies are not considered observational if
- Animals are taken out of their natural habitat even for a short period of time
- Animals are to be trapped
- Animals are baited to observe behaviour
- The animals natural habitat is disturbed
- Animals are approached in a manner that may induce stress to the animal
If your study is a teaching study you need to complete the Observational Study Ethics Application form in InfoEd.
Teaching studies are considered as any action or group of actions undertaken with the aim of achieving a scientific purpose, where the scientific purpose is imparting or demonstrating knowledge or techniques to achieve an educational outcome in science, as specified in the relevant curriculum or competency requirements.
If your study is a teaching study you need to complete the Research/Teaching Ethics Application form in InfoEd.
Research is an original investigation undertaken to gain knowledge, understanding and insight, other than teaching or observational studies.
If your study is a research study you need to complete the Research/Teaching Ethics Application form in InfoEd.
Please refer to AEC Meeting dates for 2017 for information about application deadlines.
Log into InfoEd
Click below to log into InfoEd. Log in using your staff/student ID.
Test the InfoEd system
If you want to play with the system to understand how it works log into the test environment.
NOTE: Any information you put in here will not be uploaded to the production environment.
If you are a student and cannot access test email the ethics support officer in your faculty for a generic username and password.