Campus Research Ethics Committee

Campus Research Ethics Committee is finally going paperless! We have recently updated the forms and you are required to complete the necessary application form using Adobe Reader only and email with Consent Form and data collection instrument to .


To ensure that the document only opens in Adobe you will have to reset your file association. This will depend on your operating system, so please follow the following steps.


  1. On Windows 7, click on the Start button and select “Default Programs”. Select “Associate a file type or protocol with a program” then scroll down and select “ .pdf”. Click the “Change Program” button and change default to Adobe Reader. This will allow all documents prepared in Adobe to be opened only in Adobe.
  2. Adobe allows you to affix either a digital signature or electronic signature – both are accepted. Before you sign, Adobe will ask you to make a copy of the document as the original is protected and can only be altered by the creator.