Human Research Ethics

It is necessary for all persons associated with the University of Adelaide to obtain appropriate ethical clearance before commencing any activity involving human research.

Ethics application

Start here for information on when ethics approval is required, the ethics review pathways, and how to apply.

Notifying of external ethics approval

Ethics approval obtained from other ethics committees external to the University, including overseas, must be notified to the University.

Reporting requirements

Researchers must report adverse events, submit annual progress reports and final completion reports, and apply for any changes to approved projects.


Useful human research ethics links and resources for applicants and reviewers.

Contact us

Human Research Ethics team - Research Services

T: (08) 8313 6028 | E:


  • Mel Kluge