Research Ethics & Biosafety Applications Hands-on Workshop

Course description

This session is for researchers and students who require support with their Ethics and Biosafety applications.

This session will not provide general information, a presentation will not be given and there will not be any handouts.

The expectation is that you have already finalised the methodology of your project and are in the process of finalising your Ethics or Biosafety application.

In this session, advice will be given on:

  • Informed consent, withdrawal rights, justification, and vulnerable participant groups for human research ethics applications.
  • Pain and distress, animal welfare issues and the 3Rs for animal ethics applications.
  • Management and containment of biological hazards and gene technology dealings as well as genetically modified organisms for biosafety applications. 

You will need to bring your laptop and your unsubmitted application in ResearchNow Ethics & Biosafety. This is a face-to-face session where you will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with the Ethics Office on your application.

Please note that this session should not be used to discuss research integrity matters. Please contact the Integrity Office separately if you have a questions relating to research integrity.

University Veterinarian Lewis Vaughan, Research Ethics Officer Camilla Dorian, Biosafety Officer Belinda Cox and Hendryk Flaegel, Manager, Research Integrity and Compliance will be present to answer your questions. Please also note that this session is limited to 10 participants.

This will be an in-person session. This will be held in the Research Support Training Room, Registry Basement.

You will receive a calendar invitation and map closer to the date of the event.

If you have any questions, please email


Please click on the following link to download and complete your project summary and send though to prior to the session.

Project Summary Document

Type of course


Upcoming events

Thursday, 10th October 2024

Time: 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Location: Rm B13, Registry Annex, Research Support Training Room

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