About Human Ethics

Applying for Human Ethics Approval

Managing Your Ethics Approval

Do I need human ethics approval?

Who approves human ethics applications?

The role of Research Ethics Advisors

Research involving children or vulnerable adults

Research involving or impacting Indigenous peoples

Research involving the veteran community

Complaint Process

New Applications (Clinical Research Only)

New Applications – Low/Negligible Risk (Non-Clinical Research Only)

New Applications (Non-Clinical Research Only)

New Applications – Research involving or impacting veterans

Class-based Research Projects

Previous approval from another Human Research Ethics Committee

Deferred Applications

Conditionally Approved Applications

Submission Deadlines

Modification Requests

Online Recruitment

Annual Reports of Progress

Final Reports

Unexpected adverse events

Complaint Process


Policy, Legislation and Codes

Resources & Training


Relevant Legislation & Codes of Practice

Flinders Policies & Guidelines

Guidelines, Forms & Templates


Human Ethics Links

Application Numbers Reviewed by SBREC

Social and Behavioural Research Ethics Committee (SBREC)

Southern Adelaide Clinical Human Research Ethics Committee (SAC HREC)