Human Research Ethics Application

UniSA has implemented an online Human Research Ethics Application and Review System, which meets the requirements of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research.

This dynamic system enables applicants to communicate with the Human Research Ethics Officer, the Principal Supervisor (for student applicants) and the Committee Review Group.

The online ethics system records details of all human research ethics applications and the outcome of the review. Selected data is recorded centrally for administrative and auditing purposes.

REMINDER: The research activity must not commence until ethics approval is finalised.

Important Note: If you are accessing the online ethics system (ResearchMaster) from outside the University campus or home, please ensure you are connected to the virtual private network (VPN) first. Information on how to connect to the VPN can be found here. Please contact ISTS ((08) 8302 5000) if you experience any issues connecting using the VPN tool.

Logon - Online Ethics Application System

(Use your UniSA logon credentials)


If you have difficulty accessing the Online Ethics system, please forward a request for access to the Ethics system to with the following details:

  • Full Name
  • Staff or Student ID
  • Academic Unit
  • UniSA username
  • Email address

User guides

These user guides provide detailed instructions on how to use the online ethics system.  (PDF format - download Adobe Acrobat)

Applicant (2.1Mb)

Principal Supervisor (1.6 Mb) 

Systems queries and troubleshooting

Please check our Application Assistance information for any system-related queries. If you require further assistance, contact the Human Research Ethics Office on 8302 6330 or at