“Research involving ‘people, their data [information] or tissue’ must have ethics approval from an ethical review body, before research commences (i.e. recruitment and/or data collection).” [From the RMIT Human Research Ethics web page]
Download the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research for your ongoing reference – applications for ethics approval require that you have read it.
This is the link to RMIT’s Human Research Ethics page which provides further information on whether you need to apply and how to go about applying. [If you are a candidate enrolled in an institution other than RMIT, find the equivalent resources in your own university context.]
A set of ethics FAQs have been developed specifically for CPR.
It is highly recommended that you familiarise with these before doing an application.
For more help, see Ethics Resources, and Ethics application examples