New applications

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.

If you are applying for ethics approval for a new project

Log into InfoEd and create a new record. Complete a “human research ethics application” form.

NOTE: If you are a student – in the Chief Investigator screen you must delete your name and add your supervisor’s name. Add yourself as co-investigator and click save to be able to go back into the system and see the form. If you are a staff member but submitting as a student make sure you use your student credentials.

Assistance on how to use the InfoEd system is available through guides in the “guides and help” section. You can also register for an InfoEd training session in the “training section”.

Your application will be submitted to the Ethics Support Officer for your faculty. If you are not from one of the four faculties, or from Sarawak, your application will be submitted to the  Science and Engineering Ethics Support Officer.

On submitting your application the Ethics Support Officer will triage your application to either Low-Risk or Non-Low-Risk.

Low-risk process

Your application will be sent to one reviewer in your school to review your project.

Non-low risk process

If your project has been peer reviewed (i.e. has candidacy or has grant approval from a funding body that uses a peer review process) the application will be assessed by the HREC only.

If your project has not been peer reviewed it will be assessed by the Advisory Committee to the HREC first. Once your project has approval from the Advisory Committee it will then be assessed by the HREC. Download the constitution of the Advisory Committees and a list of committees and members [.doc – 39kB].

Submission deadlines

Application deadlines and HREC Meeting dates 2017-v1 [.doc – 18kB].

If your project has already been approved by another Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC)

You may qualify for reciprocal ethics approval through Curtin. Log into InfoEd and create a new record. Complete a “reciprocal application” form. Together with your reciprocal application form please upload:

  • A completed copy of the lead HREC ethics application form,
  • A copy of the lead HREC ethics approval letter,
  • A copy of any amendments/adverse events/progress reports as approved by the lead HREC after ethics approval was granted.

NOTE: If you are a student – in the Chief Investigator screen you must delete your name and add your supervisor’s name. Add yourself as co-investigator and click save to be able to go back into the system and see the form. If you are a staff member but submitting as a student make sure you use your student credentials.

Assistance on how to use the InfoEd system is available through guides in the “guides and help” section. You can also register for an InfoEd training session in the “training section”.

Your application will be reviewed out-of-session by the Chair of the HREC.

NOTE ON SUBMISSIONS TO CAHS (7 July 2016): Due to the move to PCH there will be a limited number of new projects reviewed by the PMH SASC/HREC following the submission deadlines of 6 September and 4 October.

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.