There are four types of previously approved research projects (external to VU research projects) that require review by the Victoria University Human Research Ethics Committee (VUHREC):
- External research projects involving VU participants with VU staff and/or students as investigators
- External research projects involving VU staff (not VU students) as investigators
- External research projects involving VU participants with external investigators (non-VU staff)
- Review of research projects for external organisations
Retrospective ethics approvals cannot be provided as this would contravene the requirements of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research.