Human Research Ethics Committee
(An Advisory Committee to the Vice-Chancellor)
Contact: [email protected]
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.
Those intending to conduct human research should, in the first instance, assess the ethical status of their projects by discussion with colleagues (or if a student, with their supervisor) and with reference to any appropriate professional ethical codes. Every proposal for human research to be carried out by staff or students of the University must be referred to the relevant School or Departmental committee (or, where none exists, to the University Human Research Ethics Committee), which must satisfy itself that the research project:
- will comply with the current professional standards pertaining to the discipline or paradigm within which the research is to be conducted, and
- is in accordance with University policies and principles of human research.
University Regulations and Guidelines
- Appendix 1: Guidelines for Professional Practice and Community Contact in the Conduct of University Research or Related Activities
- Appendix 2: University Delegated Ethics Committees
- Appendix 3: Application Form
- Appendix 4: Intellectual Property in Research
- Appendix 5: Guidelines for Observation and Research in Schools and Early Childhood Services (under review)
- Appendix 6: Referring Human Ethics Applications to a Health and Disability Committee (under review)
- Appendix 7: Approval Types & Template
Handbook on Research and Outside Professional Activities (being updated)