Research Ethics

Research involving:

  • Human research subjects (including medical and/or teaching related research)
  • Animals or genetically modified organisms
  • Sensitive official and archival documents

Must meet all ethical and legal requirements and professional standards pertaining to the discipline within which the research is to be conducted.

For PhD students, a candidate's supervisor can provide advice on whether a proposed research project has an ethical component requiring formal approval from an Ethics Committee. No research with an ethical component may commence until the required ethics approval has been obtained.

Ethics approval requests MUST go to the Ethics Committee for your Faculty/Division

See Also

Need help?

  • For assistance, reach out to the Open Research Team at [email protected].
  • For additional resources, explore our Express Research Workshops, a collection of online, self-paced tutorials that complement our regular Research Workshops, covering various topics.