Getting Ethics Approval

Timeframes for committee review in 2023

All applications are triaged through the preliminary review process upon initial submission.  Applications that meet the requirements for progression to committee review will receive a PDF request.  Applications will be placed in a queue and allocated to an upcoming meeting in order of receipt of the requested materials.

Please note that we currently have applications in the queue for the first meetings of the year. We therefore encourage applicants to plan ahead and submit their applications early to avoid the need to adjust research plans.

Due to the rolling number of applications for Delegated Committee review we are no longer providing meeting deadlines for E2 applications. Protocols for review will be allocated to the earliest available meeting in 2023.

To avoid delays in the review process, please ensure that you address the questions in the questions tab carefully (ensuring risks are acknowledged and information is provided regarding how those risks will be mitigated). Please ensure any required documents are uploaded to the documents tab(following the guidance on the templates).

How does COVID-19 affect my research?
The University Research Continuity Working Group is assessing the impact of COVID-19 on ANU research. Please refer to the University COVID-19 ethics advice page for regular updates.

Do I need ANU Human Ethics approval?

All Australian National University researchers (staff or students) who intend on conducting research involving the collection of data from human participants need to apply for ANU Human Ethics approval before starting their data collection. (See FAQ: Do I need Ethics approval?)


I already have Ethics Approval from another institution »


How to get Ethics Approval at ANU »

If this is your first time applying for Human Ethics approval at ANU, visit this page for information on what you need to do and what you need to know to get started.


Information Sheets and Consent Forms »

Templates for the Participant Information Sheet, Consent Forms, Confidentiality Agreement and Media Release Form that you may need to include in your application can be found on this page.


FAQs »

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the ethics application and review process.

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