This information is in two parts:
- A note about the ethics forms which you are strongly advised to read before using the forms;
- A list of the ethics forms with a short explanation of their recommended use.
Please print forms single sided in greyscale and do not staple.
To download the forms, please click on the name of the form you want.
A note about the forms
AUTEC's forms are revised on a regular basis and this page contains the current version. It is strongly recommended that you download the current form each time you wish to use it rather than using one saved on your computer from an earlier occasion. If you have forms that you access by a bookmark in your web browser, please ensure that your bookmark is to this page as the filename of the form will also alter from version to version.
For your ease of use, the forms are not protected documents. It is therefore important when using the forms to take care that you keep the formatting unaltered. This applies especially to the numbering of the sections. All the forms have inbuilt Heading styles which govern the numbering and the easiest way to correct the numbering if you do alter it is to revert the appropriate heading to the style that it had in the original version. Applications that have non standard numbering or formatting will not be accepted for consideration, nor will incompletely filled forms.
The forms and their useEA1 Application Form
Appendix C. This application form is the one most AUT researchers will use when submitting an application for consideration by AUTEC.
EA2 Progress Report or Application for an Amendment
Appendix G. This form has a dual purpose and is for the yearly progress report on research that has been approved by AUTEC or for use when you wish to make an amendment to your research.
EA3 Completion Report
Appendix H. This form is used for the report required on the completion of research that has been approved by AUTEC.
EA5 Application Form to accompany applications that have been approved by an external ethics committee and Locality Authorisation for applications to Health and Disability Ethics Committees
Appendix K. This form is used by AUT researchers submitting an applications to AUTEC for institutional approval when ethics approval has been granted by an external ethics committee. It is also the form to be used in order to receive locality authorisation for applications submitted for review by the Health and Disability Ethics Committees which are being conducted on AUT premises.
EA6 Application Form for Class Research Projects
Appendix L. This form is used by AUT staff applying to AUTEC for delegated authority to approve their students' undergraduate research projects.
EA7 Annual Report on Class Research Projects
Appendix M. This form is used for the required annual report on delegated approvals for Class Research Projects.
EA9 Application for Access to AUT Staff or Students by External Researchers
Appendix X. This form is for use by external researchers who are seeking permission to invite AUT staff and/or students to participate in their research. This form needs to be used in conjunction with the policy on access by external researchers which is contained in Appendix R.
Information sheet exemplar
Appendix D1. This is a fairly comprehensive exemplar for Information Sheets. Please read the Guide in Appendix D as well.
Information sheet exemplar for use with child participants
This exemplar has been designed by AUT's early childhood educators for use with children.
Consent form exemplars
Appendix E. There a few exemplars in this document for your assistance. Please note the difference between assent and consent and ensure that you get both when appropriate.
Confidentiality agreement exemplars
Appendix F. There are a few exemplars in this document for your assistance. They are required whenever someone other than the researcher has access to the data.
Peer Review Confirmation exemplar
This exemplar is provided for use by independent peer reviewers who are wanting to provide AUTEC with confirmation of their review. It is optional and alternative exemplars may be downloaded from the Ministry of Health's HDEC website.
Guide for drafting a Sensitive Data Safety Management Protocol
This Guide is provided to assist researchers to draft a Sensitive Data Safety Management Protocol when sensitive data is being collected as part of their research.