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.