Researcher Checklist of Ethics Applications

An application for ethical review for a research project has three elements: the application detailing the study and its ethics protocol, participant information including recruitment material and the consent process.

All the information included should be understandable by non-specialists and contain no complex technical terms. While ethics protocols are assessed by ethics committees, others may do so as well to ensure that the research complies with ethical principles. These include institutions, sponsors, regulatory authorities, journal editors and publishers.