Application Process for Human Research

PICF templates

PICF templates

Templates for Participant Information Sheets

With the move to the new master PICF templates that are used for mutual-acceptance studies across eastern Australia, the following documents form the basis for all Participant Information and Consent Forms and these should be strictly followed allowing for the details of your particular project. The templates are designed for three categories of participants – (a) Self, (b) Child and (c) those Unable to provide consent themselves. Within each of these person categories, four specific research type templates are available - (i) Genetic, (ii) Interventional, (iii) Non-Interventional, and (iv) Health and Social Science studies. Compliance with the standard templates will assist with the review and approval process.

Category (a) "Patient/Participant"

Category (b) "Parent/Guardian of a child"

Category (c) "Responsible Person"

Category (d) "Other"


Any person (including participants, researchers, staff, students, administrators etc.) can make a complaint about any aspect of a research study. Any other matter of ethical concern can also be brought to the HREC’s attention and will be appropriately investigated.
Complaints by Participants should be made directly to the Patient Representative at the facility where the research is being conducted. (Details can be found on the Participant Information and Consent Form Templates). Further information and contact details can be found on the HREC Complaints page.
Complaints by Researchers, staff, students, administrators etc. should be made directly to the Executive Officer of the HREC.