- surveys, interviews or focus groups;
- psychological, physiological or medical testing or treatment;
- observations by researchers;
- researchers having access to their personal documents or other materials;
- the collection and use of their body organs, tissues or fluids (e.g skin, blood, urine, saliva, hair, bones, tumour and other biopsy specimens) or their exhaled breath;
- access to their information (in individually identifiable, re-identifiable or non-identifiable form) as part of an existing published or unpublished source or database.
- design and conduct their research in accordance with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research; and
- ensure that their research is ethically reviewed, conducted and monitored in accordance with the National Statement.
Human research must be reviewed and approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee BEFORE the research may commence. Ethics approvals may not be granted retrospectively. Sub-committees assist with low risk applications.
Why is human ethics important?
- protect and respect research participants;
- protect researchers' rights to conduct legitimate investigation; and
- protect Murdoch University's research reputation.
How do I apply for human ethics approval?
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