Ethical conduct in research and related activities

University ethics committees

Animal Ethics Committee

Users of live animals for teaching, research or production of biologically active agents have ethical and legal responsibility for the welfare of their animals. All protocols involving teaching and research in which living animals are to be used must be submitted to the Animal Ethics Committee.

Human Research Ethics Committee

The Human Research Ethics Committee is responsible to the Academic Board for the promotion, review and monitoring of ethical practice in human research carried out by staff or students of the University and for monitoring compliance with the University's Human Research Ethics Regulations. The Human Research Ethics Regulations have been developed to facilitate ethical conduct which respects the rights of people, communities, companies, trusts and other organisations. The regulations explain the standards of ethical conduct and the procedures that apply for the maintenance and monitoring of these standards.

Additional resources

These links are intended for staff and students of the University of Waikato and any other person authorised to undertake research and/or related activity on behalf of the University, including those employed or contracted in wholly-owned subsidiary entities.



Contact point for enquiries

Lois Vuursteen[email protected]