6. Ethics/Access Approval

Before the student is ready to proceed with data collection for their research, if applicable, a submission must be made to the AU Research Ethics Board and any other approval bodies when required. When such approvals are obtained, a copy of the approvals must be provided to the supervisor and the program. A copy is retained in the doctoral candidate’s file held by the supervisor, and in the doctoral candidate’s file within the program.

The doctoral candidate must also retain a copy of the approvals for inclusion as an Appendix in the dissertation. The FGS also receives a copy of the approval from the Research Centre.