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The ethics review process

Assisted Reproductive Procedures

If you would like an application considered by ECART please get in touch with your nearest fertility clinic  for more information. The fertility clinic will complete and submit an application form  on your behalf.

The decision-making framework outlines the process a clinic uses to determine whether it can offer an infertility treatment. A diagram of the decision-making framework is available to view on the ACART website.

Research on Non-viable Gametes and Embryos

If you would like to submit a research application to ECART, please complete the standard application form for ethics approval of a research project.

Once ECART has received and reviewed your application, it can make any of the following decisions –

  1. Approve
  2. Approve with conditions
  3. Defer
  4. Decline the treatment