Once your research application has been approved you will be forwarded an approval letter and attached document "Conditions of Approval to Conduct Research". A copy of this document is provided for your information below.
Prior to commencing your research you will be required to sign and return a "Formal Deed of Agreement". By signing this document, you provide an undertaking to abide by all conditions of approval attached to your research. These conditions stipulate that you must prepare six-monthly progress reports and a reporting template for this purpose is provided below. You must provide a copy of your final research report to the Research Committee. Researchers should also note that any reports, documents or papers for publication arising from the research project must be reviewed by the Research Committee prior to publication (PhD/Master theses are required to be a bound hard copy).
Once your project has been approved, a QPS Research Liaison Officer will be appointed to your project. The Research Liaison Officer will be your primary contact with the Service and will facilitate your research within the approved guidelines. The Research Liaison Officer is usually a member who is familiar with your specific area of research and who can arrange access to data or personnel for interviews/surveys. This officer will not provide you with administrative or research assistance unless this is agreed to by the Committee and the officer's manager. Upon receiving their approval notification, researchers should liaise with the QPS Research Committee Secretariat via email to facilitate this process.