Flinders University has 3 Ethics Committees and a Biosafety Committee.
The role of each committee is to monitor and approve ethics applications as they relate to specific types of research undertaken at either Flinders University or in the organisations which are part of the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network. Use the table below to determine whether your proposed research falls within the responsibility of any of the committees, or whether there are other procedures that you will need to follow.
If your proposed research will require an application, make sure that you submit this as early as possible, to ensure that you are able to begin your project in accordance with your own schedule.
If your proposed research involves...
You will need to...
Animals (any live non-human vertebrate, ie. fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. This encompasses domestic animals, purpose-bred animals, livestock, wildlife and cephalopods such as octopus and squid).
Run through this checklist (PDF 9KB)
Apply to the Animal Welfare Committee.
First read Section 3 of the Biosafety Manual (link below). http://www.flinders.edu.au/research/info-for-researchers/ethics/committees/secure/biosafety-manual.cfm
If the materials that you propose to use are specified in the manual, you will need to apply to the Biosafety Committee .
Check the definition of carcinogenic substances , and if this applies to your project, contact the Head of the Occupational Health and Safety Unit on (08) 8201 3703.
The university is required to notify WorkCover of any proposed work involving these substances.
Ensure that your work is conducted in compliance with the university's Hazardous Substances Policy.
Apply to the Social And Behavioural Research Ethics Committee OR, if the proposed research involves patients of the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, to the Southern Adelaide Clinical Human Research Ethics Committee
Human subjects in any investigations of a clinical nature, including research involving staff or patients of the Southern Adelaide Health Service (which includes Flinders Medical Centre, Noarlunga Health Service and Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia) in any capacity.
Consult the Director of the Yunggorendi First Nations Centre for Higher Education and Research for advice about the conduct of research involving indigenous people and communities.
Your research proposal will need the approval of the appropriate human ethics committee: the Social And Behavioural Research Ethics Committee or the Southern Adelaide Clinical Human Research Ethics Committee.
Ensure that you hold a Radiation Licence.
Review the State Regulations and University Policy on Ionising Radiation.
South Australian schools (students and/or teachers).
Obtain a police check, and be cleared for entry into schools.
Review the procedures for research in schools .