How to Submit an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ethics Application

Research Services Ethics & Integrity Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Ethics How to Submit an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ethics Application

An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ethics application consists of:

JCU Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ethics Application Form

JCU Information sheet (if applicable)

JCU Informed consent form (if applicable)

Attachments (draft or final copies of surveys, questionnaires, letters of support/approval

These forms can all be found under Forms and Downloads:

You can also use the National Health and Medical Research Council’s National Ethics Application Form for submission to the James Cook University HREC. It is recommended that this form be used if you are conducting any research that requires multi-institutional/multi-health service district approvals.

Please read the Guidelines to Complete an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ethics Application before you attempt to draft your application. These guidelines can be found at Forms and Downloads. Once you have a draft ready and your Supervisor/s (if applicable) is satisfied with the document, you need to forward the application to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ethics Advisor for review. This review can take time, so please take note of the Closing Dates for Submission of Ethics Applications.

Once the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ethics Advisor has reviewed and signed the application ready for submission:

A signed original application (signed by Principal Investigator, Supervisor/s (if applicable), Dean of College/Delegate and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Ethics Advisor plus 1 photocopy and one electronic copy (application form and all attachments in one pdf document) must be submitted and emailed to:

Human Ethics (ethics@jcu.edu.au)

Research Office

Room 128

Faculty Science and Engineering Building (DB017)

James Cook University Qld 4811

Please note: Any Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ethics application received after the closing date for a meeting will be held over to the next meeting of the Human Research Ethics Committee.

Any incomplete applications or applications submitted without the appropriate signatures will not be submitted to the HREC for review.