Before commencing experiments, researchers (including undergraduate and postgraduate students) who wish to undertake research involving human participants must obtain approval from the Human Research Ethics Committee. No experimentation can take place without ethics clearance.
USQ is committed to promoting ethical conduct of research and require all staff and students to ensure:
Applications for human ethics approval are processed through the Office of Research & Higher Degrees.
The Human Research Ethics Committee is established and conducted in compliance with the NHMRC National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007), and the Values and Ethics: Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research (2003). The primary purpose of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research is the protection of the welfare and rights of participants in research.
The Human Research Ethics Committee is responsible for:
The general principles followed by the Human Research Ethics Committee in its deliberations are:
For further information about the human ethics process, clearance and Human Research Ethics Committee, please email email@example.com or telephone +61 7 4631 2690.