Human Research is research conducted with or about people, or their data or tissue. It includes the involvement of human beings in the following activities:

  • surveys, interviews or focus groups;
  • psychological, physiological or medical testing or treatments;
  • observation by researchers;
  • having participants’ personal documents or other materials accessed;
  • collection and use of participants’ body organs, tissues or fluids (e.g. skin, blood, urine, saliva, hair, bones, tumor and other biopsy specimens), or their exhaled breath, and; their information (in individually identifiable, re-identifiable or non-identifiable form) as part of an existing published or unpublished source or database being accessed

In this session the following topics related to Human research Ethics will discussed;

  • Principles of ethical research
  • Review Pathways
  • The process of seeking ethical approval
  • Ethics application form (HREA)

There will also be opportunity for your questions.

About Integrity and ethics

The responsible conduct of research – including adherence to ethical and professional protocols in research practice and publication – forms the basis of research which is trusted and valued in the broader community. The integrity of research therefore, relies on researchers who act responsibly and follow the relevant codes of practice.

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