Research assistance and collaboration form

Who should use this form: 
Researchers seeking assistance from ABA
When this form should be used: 
When requesting access to ABA members, staff or archives for research purposes

ABA supports high quality research on breastfeeding-related subjects:

  • lactation
  • breastfeeding
  • breastmilk
  • breastfeeding environments
  • ABA paid and volunteer staff, or members (past or present)

Notes

  • We only support research where it is in the interests of the Association, our members or staff (past and present).
  • ABA will endeavour to provide access to potential research participants but cannot guarantee participation
  • ABA will not approve research funded by companies that manufacture, distribute or sell infant formula or artificial baby milk, including follow-on or toddler formulas
  • Access to ABA members or staff will be negotiated with each individual applicant. This may incur an advertising fee.

How to apply

  1. Read the ABA Research Policy
  2. Download the Research assistance application payment form
  3. Submit the completed payment form to pay the non-refundable $50 administration fee
  4. Complete the rest of this form

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Project description
Chief investigator
Project details
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Ethics approval
For research requiring ethics approval, provisional approval may be given prior to human research ethics approval being obtained, but final approval will only be given once ethics approval has been granted
Supporting documentation
Upload the following documents
A lay description of the study – no more than 200 words
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A scientific description of the study – no more than 200 words
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A statement of the significance of the study – no more than 200 words
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A statement regarding risks, if any, to the participants
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The information provided to potential participants before they begin a survey or questionnaire.
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The questionnaire/s or survey/s being sent to participants, if applicable
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Upload a single PDF file including all the materials submitted for ethics approval
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Declaration
By submitting my application for consideration I, the Chief Investigator, acknowledge that: