National Ethics Application Form (NEAF)

The National Ethical Application Form (NEAF) has been replaced by the Human Research Ethics Application (HREA).  Information about HREA is available here and from the HREA website.

From Friday 31 March 2017, users will no longer be able to create new proposals using NEAF.  Users can access their NEAF accounts to copy or export any proposal data they wish to keep up until Friday 30 June 2017.  The NEAF website will be decommissioned on Friday 30 June 2017 and users will no longer have any access to NEAF.  NEAF proposal data will not be retained.

Researchers who generate and submit applications to Australian public hospital Human Research Ethics Committees in the National Mutual Acceptance scheme jurisdictions can continue to use Online Forms.  A transition to the HREA for these public hospitals is anticipated to occur in mid- to late-2017.

Further information

For more information please contact the Research Help Centre:

Postal address:

Research Help Centre

National Health and Medical Research Council

GPO Box 1421

Canberra ACT 2601

Email address:


1800 500 983