This includes “all research that impacts or is of particular significance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, including the planning, collection, analysis and dissemination of information or knowledge, in any format or medium, which is about or may affect Indigenous peoples, either collectively or individually”.

ACU supports the values outlined in the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) and is committed to quality research conducted sensitively and ethically and in a culturally appropriate manner and in the spirit of Reconciliation. This is in line with the ACU Statement of Commitment to Reconciliation approved by Senate in March 1998.

Before submitting your application to the HREC, you must have read the IREAP Guidelines (Word) and attach the supporting responses using Appendix B in the Guidelines.

To allow sufficient time for IREAP review, your application will be due 4 weeks before the HREC meeting date – refer to the HREC Meeting dates.


National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)


For more information, contact the Research Ethics and Integrity team:

IREAP Artwork

IREAP commissioned Cassandra Gibbs and Danielle Dent to create an artwork expressing the work and aims of the ACU IREAP. Background on the artwork can be found in the below attachment.
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