Researchers, including students, who wish to undertake research involving human subjects must obtain approval from the relevant committee before commencing the study.
Relevant Legislation and Codes of Practice
Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, 2007
Developed jointly by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Australian Research Council (ARC) and Universities Australia, the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (the Code) provides guidance to institutions and researchers in responsible research practices. The Code also guides the handling and resolution of allegations of research misconduct.
Flinders University staff and students conducting research, including research involving human participants, must be aware of, and adhere to, the Code in the conduct and reporting of their research.
Compliance with the Code is a prerequisite for the receipt of funding to Flinders University from the NHMRC and ARC.
National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research
Developed jointly by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHRMC), the Australian Research Council (ARC) and Universities Australia, the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007 (Updated 2018) (National Statement) consists of a series of guidelines made in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council Act, 1992. It is intended for use by researchers conducting research with human participants, ethical bodies responsible for reviewing that research, those involved in research governance, and potential research participants.
Compliance with the Code is a prerequisite for the receipt of funding to Flinders University from the NHMRC.
NHMRC Value and Ethics – Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research
Ethical conduct in research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and communities: Guidelines for researchers and stakeholders provides guidance to researchers and Human Research Ethics Committees on the complex considerations necessary in the conception, design and conduct of appropriate research in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
NHMRC Guidelines under section 95 and 95A of the Privacy Act, 1988
NHMRC Guidelines under sections 95 and 95A of the Privacy Act 1998, first released in 2000, were updated to accord with the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012, which amends the Privacy Act effective 12 March 2014. These Guidelines provide a framework within which medical research involving personal information obtained by Commonwealth agencies should be conducted, to ensure that such information is protected against unauthorised collection or disclosure.
Flinders University Policies
Flinders University Policy
All research-related policies can be viewed here.