Welcome to the Online Forms website

The Online Forms website enables users to complete their applications for research electronically.

The website hosts a licensed copy of the NHMRC's Human Research Ethics Application (HREA), as well as the NSW Health and SA Health SSA Forms. 

Online Forms is no longer used for applications in Mater Health, Queensland or Victoria.

Online Forms continues to operate for applications in Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and South Australia.



ERM (Ethical Review Manager) has replaced Online Forms in Mater Health, Queensland and Victoria.

Click here to log into ERM FORMS (https://au.forms.ethicalreviewmanager.com)

Use your existing Online Forms email login and password, or contact Helpdesk for assistance (Helpdesk@infonetica.net

Old Online Forms applications form for Mater Health, Queensland and Victoria, are still available as an archive (for reference only) for the foreseeable future and can be downloaded if required. 


Researchers should continue to use Online Forms to generate HREA applications for ethics review by HRECs in NSW, and SSA applications for NSW Health sites. Please first contact the NSW HREC and NSW sites to which you wish to submit, to determine whether the applications should be completed in Online Forms or in REGIS. 


Please contact ACT Health for advice on how to submit applications to ACT Health HREC. 


NMA Applications to SA public health organisations: clarification on local and cross-jurisdictional arrangements

NMA HREC applications to SA public health organisation HRECs: applicants can continue to generate the HREA as usual on Online Forms, by selecting/creating a New Project, then the jurisdiction “South Australia” then HREA as Ethics Form Type.  
The new HREA will be generated. 

SA SSAs where the ethical review is provided by a WA, QLD or Victorian public health organisation HREC: 
start by selecting/creating a New Project. Select “South Australia” as the jurisdiction, then select MDF as the Ethics Form Type. Complete the MDF form, return to the Project view, select the SSA tab within the project, and create the new SSA form(s) as needed. Select “South Australia” as the location, and the SSA form will be generated.

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19 October 2018
Researchers wishing to submit to a South Australian public health sector HREC or site should note that the Low and Negligible Risk (LNR) research ethics form and LNR Site Specific Assessment form will no longer be accessible on Online Forms. 

The HREA and general Site Specific Assessment forms are still available to be used for all research.  Please contact the Department for Health and Wellbeing Office for Research for any enquiries about this matter on Health.DHAResearch@sa.gov.au.

18 October 2018


There will be a planned outage on 18 October 2018. The outage will be overnight from 6pm AEDST. [Actioned]


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