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Submissions

Please submit your application to Ms Neesha Shinde at academicoffice-singapore@jcu.edu.au. All the documents (application and appendices) must be submitted in one pdf file.

How to combine and merge files into one PDF.

Sequence of documents to merge:

  1. Low/Negligible Risk Cover Sheet (only if your study is Low Risk [Categories 1 and 2]).
  2. Human Research Ethics Application Form.
  3. Reference List.
  4. Appendices such as JCU Information Sheet, JCU Informed Consent Form, and questionnaires, tasks, etc.

Please name your document using the formatSurname_Name_TypeofEthics.pdf”. For example:

Low risk: Lim_Susan - Low Risk.pdf

High risk: Lim_Susan - High Risk.pdf

External approval: Lim_Susan - External Ethics.pdf

Amendment: Lim_Susan - Amendment Ethics.pdf

If you are re-submitting your application, please keep the same file name and, in the e-mail, inform Ms Shinde that this is a re-submission.


Your signature:

Please use a digital signature (or manually sign the application).
Alternatively, you can create your own pdf digital signature, which looks like this:

digital signature sample

To create a pdf digital signature, download the last version of Adobe reader and follow the instructions in here.


Your supervisor(s) signature(s):

Your supervisor(s) may use a pdf digital signature. If your supervisor(s) has no pdf digital signature, get his or her manual signature on paper. Afterwards, scan the whole document into a pdf file.

Digital signatures that have been “cut and pasted” will not be accepted.

Forms

Click the link below to download relevant form(s)

Human Ethics > Forms and Downloads

Sample Forms

These samples are provided ONLY to assist you in completing the ethics application.
Please refer to them accordingly

Human Research Ethics Application Form [SAMPLE]
PDF File [442.0 KB] | Last updated 16 Feb 2017

Low/Negligible Risk Coversheet [SAMPLE]
PDF File [272.2 KB] | Last updated 16 Feb 2017

Amendment Form [SAMPLE]
PDF File [311.8 KB] | Last updated 16 Feb 2017

Cover Sheet External HREC Approvals [SAMPLE]
PDF File [272.3 KB] | Last updated 16 Feb 2017

JCU Information Sheet [SAMPLE]
PDF File [232.1 KB] | Last updated 16 Feb 2017

JCU Informed Consent Form [SAMPLE]
PDF File [219.9 KB] | Last updated 16 Feb 2017

Report Form Human Research Ethics [SAMPLE]
PDF File [298.1 KB] | Last updated 16 Feb 2017

Chinese, Malay, and Tamil Translations of Information Sheet and Informed Consent Form

Malay Information Sheet Form
MS Word Document [254.0 KB] | Last updated 15 Jul 2016

Malay Informed Consent Form
MS Word Document [258.5 KB] | Last updated 15 Jul 2016

Chinese Information Sheet Form
MS Word Document [237.4 KB] | Last updated 15 Jul 2016

Chinese Informed Consent Form
MS Word Document [240.6 KB] | Last updated 15 Jul 2016

Tamil Information Sheet Form
MS Word Document [238.0 KB] | Last updated 15 Jul 2016

Tamil Informed Consent Form
MS Word Document [241.8 KB] | Last updated 15 Jul 2016

All the documents you submit to the HREC must be written in English, including the Information Sheet and Informed Consent Form. However, if your participants cannot understand English, please use these Chinese, Malay, or Tamil translations of the Information Sheet and Informed Consent Form, which have been created by professional translators. Note that the translated documents you use must match the exact information you submitted in English to the HREC. Therefore, you might need to remove information not applicable to your study (e.g., you may need to delete information regarding focus groups if this information does not apply to your study). Also, if you add other information that is not in these forms, you need to indicate in the Ethics application form (section 16 and/or 17) what new information was added and describe the expertise of the writer in that language.

If your study employs translated versions, please indicate that translations will be used and the details and experience of the translators in section 16 (Information Sheet) and section 17 (Consent Form). You might write something like this:

For Chinese translations:

The Information Sheet [or Informed Consent form] can be found in Appendix [insert the appendix letter]. A simplified Chinese translation of the Information Sheet [or Informed Consent form] will be used in the current study because [indicate the reason]. The translations were provided by WhizWordz International (http://www.whizwordz.com/), which is a professional translations service agency that provides language translations, proofreading, and editing services to clients from various industries, including financial and governmental sectors. The English-Chinese translation was conducted by Cheang Lijuan and the back translation by Dennis Cheong. Both are professional translators with more than nine years of combined experience in translation, proofreading and editing.

For Malay translations:

The Information Sheet [or Informed Consent form] can be found in Appendix [insert the appendix letter]. A Malay translation of the Information Sheet [or Informed Consent form] will be used in the current study because [indicate the reason]. The translations were provided by WhizWordz International (http://www.whizwordz.com/), which is a professional translations service agency that provides language translations, proofreading, and editing services to clients from various industries, including financial and governmental sectors. The English-Malay translation was conducted by Monaliza and the back translation by Syakirah B.A.M. Both have more than ten years of combined experience in translation, proofreading, and editing services.

For Tamil translations:

The Information Sheet [or Informed Consent form] can be found in Appendix [insert the appendix letter]. A Tamil translation of the Information Sheet [or Informed Consent form] will be used in the current study because [indicate the reason]. The translations were provided by WhizWordz International (http://www.whizwordz.com/), which is a professional translations service agency that provides language translations, proofreading, and editing services to clients from various industries, including financial and governmental sectors. The English-Tamil translation was conducted by S. Ramesh and the back translation by Indira Priyadarshini. Both have more than twelve years of combined experience in translation and proofreading services.

Closing Ethics

When you submit your thesis, please submit a hardcopy of the Report Form Human Research Ethics together with your thesis and the CD with your database.


Closing Dates for Ethics Applications

These are the dates when applications are processed in Australia.
Closing Dates for Submission of Human Ethics Applications

For more information about Human Ethics, please click here.

Ethics Monitors @ JCU Singapore

Please direct all enquiries related to ethics applications to

Dr Lidia Suarez - lidia.suarez@jcu.edu.au

Dr Pek Ru Loh - pekru.loh@jcu.edu.au