Welcome to TEAR (The Ethics Application Repository), an open access, on line repository of IRB (ethics committee) application forms and consent statements hosted on a server at the University of Otago. We welcome both TEAR members who register and donors: those wanting the unique opportunity to read how scholars have articulated ethical principles in their subject area or methodology; and those senior scholars who want to donate some of their expertise and wisdom to novice researchers in the spirit of a public good.
TEAR is funded by a three year Marsden Grant from the New Zealand Government charged with examining tensions in ethics review and indigenous consultation. TEAR is one attempt among a clutch of innovations to ease tensions with IRBs.

The Ethics Application Repository has been approved by the University of Otago Human Ethics Committee March 2012 ref 12/014.

Acknowledgements:  Anton Angelo who built the TEAR site and Emma Tumilty who codes and loads the applications.  TEAR is funded by a 2012-14 Marsden Fund #U001125 from the Royal Society of New Zealand.

If you want to access TEAR, first read the TEAR members code of practice click here.

If you want to donate your IRB documentation click here

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