Low and Negligible Risk Reviews

 
As part of our initiatives to build efficient, streamlined and consistent processes that support UQ researchers in delivering the highest quality research outcomes, following an extensive consultative process the University is implementing a faculty-based structure for the review of both staff and student low and negligible risk (LNR) human research.
 
The new framework delivers six faculty-based LNR Subcommittees to support UQ Schools and Institutes, with each appointed as a Subcommittee of one of UQ’s two NHMRC-registered Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs). Consistent Terms of Reference and Standard Operating Procedures will govern the operations of the Subcommittees, and comprehensive training will be provided to Subcommittee members and information sessions will be conducted for UQ researchers.
 
For information about how to complete the HREA Application please refer to our NHMRC Human Research Ethics Application (HREA) webpage.
 
Low and Negligible Risk in research is defined as follows:

Low Risk: A project in which the only foreseeable risk is one of discomfort. If there is any chance that the research may result in anything more serious than discomfort, the research cannot be called low risk.
 
Examples of discomfort (including body and/or mind): measuring blood pressure, anxiety induced by interview, minor side effects of medication.
 
Negligible Risk: A project in which there is no foreseeable risk of discomfort or harm and if there is any foreseeable risk, it will not be of more than inconvenience. If there is any chance, no matter how small, that the risk will exceed inconvenience, then the research cannot be classified as being of negligible risk.
 
Examples of inconvenience: filling in a form, participating in a street survey, giving up time to participate in research.
 
 
Participant Information Sheet & Consent Form
 
Please click here to download the PIS & PCF Checklist.
 
 
BEL FACULTY LNR SUB-COMMITTEE 
 
All applications for the BEL LNR Sub-Committee should use the Human Research Ethics Application and emailed to BELLNR@UQ.EDU.AU
Please direct all questions regarding the BEL LNR process (applications, status, etc) to: BELLNR@UQ.EDU.AU
Applications may be submitted at any time. 
 
 
EAIT FACULTY LNR SUB-COMMITTEE (incorporating SMI and AIBN)
 
All applications for the EAIT LNR Sub-Committee should use the Human Research Ethics Application and emailed to EAITLNR@UQ.EDU.AU
Please direct all questions regarding the EAIT LNR process (applications, status, etc) to: EAITLNR@UQ.EDU.AU
Applications may be submitted at any time.
 
MEDICINE FACULTY LNR SUB-COMMITTEE (incorporating QBI and CAI)
 
All applications for the MEDICINE LNR Sub-Committee should use the Human Research Ethics Application and emailed to MEDICINELNR@UQ.EDU.AU
Please direct all questions regarding the MEDICINE LNR process (applications, status, etc) to: MEDICINELNR@UQ.EDU.AU
Applications should be submitted having regard to the published cut-off dates
 
 
SCIENCE FACULTY LNR SUB-COMMITTEE (incorporating QGCI, QAAFI and IMB)
 
All applications for the SCIENCE LNR Sub-Committee should use the Human Research Ethics Application and emailed to SCIENCELNR@UQ.EDU.AU
Please direct all questions regarding the SCIENCE LNR process (applications, status, etc) to: SCIENCELNR@UQ.EDU.AU
Applications should be submitted having regard to the published cut-off dates
 
 
HABS FACULTY LNR SUB-COMMITTEE
 
All applications for the HABS LNR Sub-Committee should use the Human Research Ethics Application and emailed to HABSLNR@UQ.EDU.AU
Please direct all questions regarding the HABS LNR process (applications, status, etc) to: HABSLNR@UQ.EDU.AU
Applications should be submitted having regard to the published cut-off dates.
 
 
HASS FACULTY LNR SUB-COMMITTEE (incorporating ISSR)
 
All applications for the HASS LNR Sub-Committee should use the Human Research Ethics Application and emailed to HASSLNR@UQ.EDU.AU
Please direct all questions regarding the HASS LNR process (applications, status, etc) to: HASSLNR@UQ.EDU.AU
Applications should be submitted having regard to the published cut-off dates.

 

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