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5. Authorisation (if relevant)

The decision to conduct a self-evaluation may require the approval of the host institution. This can be particularly true if an additional allocation of resources, whether financial or other, is required.

It is important that the identification of the required resources is planned and, if required, authorised, prior to commencement.

In addition, the outcomes of a self-evaluation may include recommendations that require some level of institutional approval. E.g., changes to the HREC’s Terms of Reference; an increase in the number of HREC members; the implementation of, or increases to, sitting fees for HREC members; additional funds for members’ training. Approvals are likely to be more readily approved if the host institution was initially supportive of the self-evaluation.