Handwritten forms will not be accepted. When writing the application, use language accessible to a non-expert audience, explaining your project methods clearly and simply. Include a clear description of potential ethical issues and how you propose to address them. Remember that the ethics committee partially relies on your expertise as a researcher in your field, in order to be clear about the ethics of a project.
Always start by completion of sections A-E of the CUREC 1 checklist form. Once these sections are completed, instructions on the form will direct you to complete the rest of the CUREC 1 form, or else switch to a full CUREC 2 or CUREC 3 application. You do not need to complete sections F onwards of CUREC 1 if directed to complete another form, but you must send the checklist (sections A-E) from CUREC 1 with your CUREC 2 or CUREC 3 application.
A CUREC 2 form is only to be completed:
- if you know your project has complex or higher risk ethical issues or cites more than one approved procedure
- if you complete Sections D and E of the CUREC 1 checklist and it directs you to complete a full CUREC 2 application
A CUREC 3 combined protocol/application form is required where any licensed drug or other (non-drug) substance, eg a food supplement, is to be administered to healthy volunteers for the purposes of research. It may also be required for research involving certain medical devices.