Notification Process

  • JPEC informs applicants of its decision in writing within 14 days from its review. In cases of a full approval, a statement of responsibilities of the investigator is provided. In cases of negative decisions (i.e rejected, termination), reasons are provided.

  • JPEC approvals for new research projects are valid for 12 months from the date of issue of the JPEC Decision Notification Form. A new application to JPEC will have to be submitted for research projects that are not commenced within 12 months from the date of issue of the JPEC Decision Notification Form.

  • In some instances, JPEC grants conditional approvals. In these cases applicants must show evidence that they have complied with these conditions within 8 weeks from this notification to receive a full approval. After that date, the file on this application will be closed if no response is received by JPEC. A new application will need to be submitted if the applicant is keen on pursuing ethical approval.