The Queensland Police Service (QPS) Research Committee was established to ensure decisions regarding the Service's participation in, or approval of, all significant research requests, including whole of government research projects, partnership projects, externally and internally driven projects, are made in an appropriate and consistent manner.

Applications submitted to the Service should indicate whether or not they are 'Limited Research' or 'Major Research' studies. Applicants should refer to the Research Application Matrix Tool located below to determine whether a project is classified as limited or major.

Applications are to be submitted to the Chair, QPS Research Committee on the form "Application to Conduct a Research Study (External)" which is available below.

The QPS Research Committee will assess the application's suitability under the Research and Evaluation Project Policy. Research applicants will be promptly notified in writing of the Committee's decision on their application.

The QPS Research Committee meets approximately every three months. Research applications must be submitted for consideration by the Research Committee one month prior to the following meeting dates:

  • 14 March 2018
  • 8 June 2018
  • 12 September 2018
  • 5 December 2018

Application to Conduct a Major Research Study

Research and Evaluation Policy

Research Application Matrix Tool

Terms of Reference

All researchers involved in any type of research project with the QPS must be compliant to the statements and codes outlined in the national documents linked below:

National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research
Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research


Queensland Police Service Research Committee (QPSRC) Approval Process