When is Ethics Review Not Required?
Not all studies involving humans or animals require ethical review. Examples of research that is exempt from ethics review are listed below; however, ultimately, the Research Ethics Office makes the final determination as to whether or not ethics review is required.
If you have any questions about whether review is required for your study, please contact the Research Ethics Office before commencing your research. Ethics approval cannot be granted retroactively.
For funded researchers - if ethics approval is not required to start the research project, but will be required later, researchers must request and maintain a Release of Funds Agreement.