All research projects involving human participants carried out by students in the School of Languages and Cultures require ethical clearance.
Student applications, up to and including PhD level, are considered by the School Ethics Committee chaired by the Ethics Officer.
The current Ethics Officer is Associate Professor Helen Creese, who can be contacted at​​

No research involving human participants can begin before ethics approval is given.

Applications from RHD students should be submitted at least one month prior to the anticipated research/fieldwork activity.
In most cases, ethical clearance procedures must be completed prior to, or at the time of, confirmation of candidature.
Honours and Masters coursework students must submit their applications by the final closing date (usually May and November) in the semester prior to their thesis studies.
The School Ethics Committee meets at regular intervals throughout the year and applications must be received by the advertised due dates.

2016 dates
29 March, 30 May, 8 August, 24 October and 21 November

The current ethics procedures and guidelines can be found here.
The ethics application form can be downloaded from these links: pdf  or word document  

Applications for staff research should be submitted to one of the UQ Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs).