Research and Ethics Office

Low Negligible Risk (LNR)

'Low Risk' is research where the only foreseeable risk to the participant is one of discomfort. (National Statement Chapter 2.1) If you are unsure about the type of application you should be filling in, please complete the Decision Aid Form and include a 1 page summary of your project.

SWSLHD recommends that researchers start using REGIS for all Applications

REGIS - Low Risk Application Form - HREA

For further guidance, we strongly recommend that you read and follow the REGIS Quick Reference Guides (QRGs) found at

There are QRGs for each step of the application process, such as:

  • Ethics - Completing and Submitting the Application

  • Responding to a Request for Information

  • Create a new site application

  • Completing SSA Application & Requesting Head of Department Support

  • Submitting Site Application after Head of Department Declaration

  • Sharing access to an application/project

* Please note that a research study cannot commence without site authorisation.

We suggest that you contact the office to review your draft application before final submission.



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