Amending an approved ANU Human Research Ethics protocol
If you need to amend your original research protocol (after approval has been given), you are required to submit an amendment to your approved HREA or legacy form (protocol transferred from ARIES) in REMS for further review by the ANU HREC Chair. The HREC Chair does not grant retrospective approval for changes to research projects and you must gain approval before commencing with the varied protocol.
Please note: any amendment requests submitted by ANU students must also be supported by the Supervisor.
‘Please see this link for the REMS training video guidance for completing – an amendment to a Human Ethics protocol - How to submit an amendment for a protocol that was transferred from ARIES OR How to submit an amendment for a HREA’
ANU Human Research Ethics protocol conditions
As per the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2018) guidelines, research projects that have received Human Ethics approval will need to provide an annual report annually until the project has been completed. REMS will send a notification email when a annual report is due and researchers are required to submit this report at their earliest convenience.
When the data collection phase of the research project is complete, you need to advise the Human Ethics Office. To do this, please submit an expiry report through REMS. REMS will send a notification email when a expiry report is due if your protocol has reached the maximum 5 year approval date.
It is possible to re-open a completed protocol if further data collection is needed. Please contact the Human Ethics Office in this instance.
‘Please see this link for the REMS training video guidance for completing – an annual or expiry report for a Human Ethics protocol - How to submit and annual and expiry report’