The NSW Population and Health Services Research Ethics Committee undertakes scientific and ethical review of population health research which utilises or links to routinely collected health (and other) data. The committee also reviews mixed-methods research where a component of the research meets this description and submissions in the areas of both cancer and non-cancer research.
As of 01 July 2015 for ALL APPLICATIONS, the NSW PHSREC no longer requires paper copies of submissions and subsequent correspondence. Electronic copies of all documentation should be submitted to Ethics@cancerinstitute.org.au.
Application forms are available via Online Forms, the national system that enables users to complete their applications for research electronically.
National Ethics Application Form (NEAF)
For information on the required documentation for submissions to the NSW Population & Health Services Research Ethics Committee, please refer to the Submission Checklist. Please include a copy of this checklist with your application.
Submission Checklist (updated 01/07/2015)
The NSW PHSREC is a paperless Ethics Committee. Please do not submit paper copies of your application. The requirements for electronic submission are outlined below:
- Signatures for ALL Investigators must be provided in Section 10 of the NEAF
- Unsigned documentation will not be accepted
- Electronic signatures can be inserted into a document and saved as a PDF, or individual signed pages can be scanned and saved as a PDF
- Electronic and/or scanned signatures must clearly identify an Investigator and indicate their consent for the submission
- All submissions and correspondence must be sent from a valid email address linked to the contact person’s organisation
- The Coordinating / Principal Investigator must be cc’d on all submissions to the PHSREC (including amendments and reporting).
The NSW Population & Health Services Research Ethics Committee meets on a monthly basis. Submission closing dates for applications are 9 working days prior to the next meeting. This allows for independent scientific review.
The current members of the NSW Population and Health Services Research Ethics Committee include experts in research and clinical care, lay members and religious representatives.