Usyd’s human research ethics application management is changing from IRMA to myResearch Ethics online platform. The changeover will begin in February and will be completed by April 2024.

Animal ethics will continue to be managed via IRMA until animal ethics transitions to myResearch ethics later in 2024.

If you have an ongoing human research ethics application in IRMA, this will be automatically transferred to myResearch Ethics. You don’t need to take further action, but you should check that your application was transferred in its entirety when the myResearch Ethics platform launches on 26 March 2024.

The final date to lodge a new human research ethics application on IRMA will be Monday 5 February 2024.

The first date to lodge an application in myResearch Ethics will be Tuesday 26 March 2024.

No human research ethics applications will be able to be made between 5 February 2024 and 26 March 2024. This applies to both high risk and low risk projects/committees. This means the central ethics committee which addresses high risk projects will likely fill up very quickly in April.

If this change might impact your existing research plan:

  • Address this with your supervisors as soon as possible.
  • Document any changes to your research plan via RECS.
  • Familiarise yourself with the new system as soon as it becomes available. The questions asked in myResearch Ethics are different to those asked in IRMA.

Read more about these changes on the University intranet.

If you have any questions or concerns about these changes, and how they might affect you, please contact SUPRA caseworkers for advice.