Forms, templates and guidelines
All applications must be submitted via Forms for Research Applications (FoRA). For more information about this system, how to submit new applications, what form to use and the management of existing applications, please refer to the Human Research Ethics Management support page.
HREA Project Description (Humanities and Social Sciences applications should also use this template)
All applications must be submitted via Forms for Research Applications (FoRA). For more information about this system and the management of existing applications, please refer to the Human Research Ethics Management support page.
Clinical Research Protocol
Fee schedule for commercially sponsored and external research
Fees will be charged for ethics review by a Macquarie University HREC for:
- all industry sponsored research
- researchers who have no formal affiliation with Macquarie University, including those who are appointees of Macquarie University Hospital.
Fees are incurred when the application is submitted for review.
We do not charge fees for applications submitted for ethics review from researchers who are full-time, part-time, or visiting appointees to the University, unless they are engaged in sponsored research.
Fees charged remain at the discretion of the Director, Research Ethics and Integrity.
View our current Fee schedule for commercially sponsored and external research.
Participant Information and Consent Forms (PICFs)
Several PICFs are available for research projects conducted at Macquarie University and Macquarie University Hospital. If your research involves the use of patient data where patients have consented for the use of their data research purposes, you should include an example of this consent form with your application form.
Guidelines and Examples
Macquarie University PICF Guidelines
Plain English tool
NHMRC PICFs for use in multi-centre studies
The National PICF Framework for interventional studies and clinical trials NB: PICFs for biospecimen studies, registries studies and behavioural and social science studies will be added in 2018.
Macquarie university PICF pdf
Macquarie university PICF doc