Continued approval of research projects is contingent upon the submission of:

  • an annual Progress Report, required one year from approval, or on the anniversary of the date you advised data collection will be completed.
  • a Final Report due upon completion of the project.

In some instances, the due date for your progress report will coincide with the date of the final report, in which case you are only required to submit your final report.

It is the Chief Investigator’s responsibility to ensure that reports are received on time. As a courtesy, the Ethics Officer will send you a reminder if overdue. 

Registration of external approval

If a Progress Report or Final Report is due for a Registration, we require a copy of the report and acknowledgement from the external HREC.

How do I submit a report?

To submit a report, please download and complete the template below and send to

Name Purpose Format Link
Research Project Progress/Final Report Request for Extension Use this form to submit an Annual Progress Report or Final Report as required by approval conditions. .docx Download

In addition, the ACU HREC must be notified of any reportable matters including, but not limited to, incidents, complaints and unexpected issues. Any changes or incidents, complaints and unexpected issues must be reported to the HREC immediately.

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Page last updated on 05/04/2024

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