An adverse event is considered to be any undesirable experience or response. The adverse event may be physical, emotional, psychological, or physiological in nature. It does not necessarily have a causal relationship with the research, or any risk associated with the research.

The Primary Responsible Person is responsible for reporting any adverse event(s) experienced by a research participant / researcher / non-participant that is/may be related to the research procedures.

The Primary Responsible Person must notify the Chairperson of the Research Ethics Committee (Human) via the Office of Research Development, about the occurrence of the adverse event as soon as possible, but not later than one business day following the event.

To report an Adverse Event:

  1. Download the RECH-007 (Adverse Event Report) template.
  2. Researchers are required to familiarise themselves with the instructions provided on page 1 of the form.
  3. Complete the form in full.  Provide suitable responses to each item on the form. 
  4. The completed report, original signed approval letter and original approved application must be submitted to Mr Imtiaz Khan.