Ethics approval

Ethics approval is required for all research involving people, personal data, and human tissue, as well as research involving animals. Find out more about the ethics approval processes and learn how to apply.

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Ethical considerations

There are a number of ethical considerations that researchers should evaluate when planning their project to ensure the protection of research participants.

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ACU Human Research Ethics Committee and Ethics Panels

Learn more about ACU’s Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC), Expedited Review Panel (ERP) and School Advisory Panel (SAP) including membership and meeting dates.

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Research integrity and compliance

Research integrity refers to adherence with a set of principles that underpin responsible conduct in research. Our research integrity framework provides a foundation for research that is accurate, honest and transparent, and ensures community trust in our research.

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Clinical trials

Clinical Trials are a form of research design to find out the effects of an intervention, including a treatment or diagnostic procedure, and requires Human Ethics Committee (HREC) approval and governance authorisation. Find out more about Clinical Trials, and how we support our researchers and students in conducting research within ACU.

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Foreign interference, export and defence trade controls

We regularly partner with universities, governments and private industry outside of Australia to meet our research objectives. In doing so, we comply with the Defence Trade Controls Act (2012) to ensure that we protect Australia's national interests without limiting our research.

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