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Aboriginal Research Ethics

The University of Tasmania recognises the importance of undertaking culturally appropriate research with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. The policies regarding Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Research Ethics can be found here:

All research regarding Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, culture and heritage must go through the University of Tasmania Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC). The HREC committee must consist of at least one Aboriginal person.

Guiding Documents

Documents guiding the University of Tasmania's research with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ethics Advisors

The University has appointed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ethics Advisors who are available to provide support and guidance when draft ethics application in in accordance with National Health and Medical Research Council guidelines Values and Ethics: Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research, 2003 and the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, 2007.

The Advisors can offer advice on a raft application and assist you to understand what is required before your application submitted to the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC). Advisors may also be asked by the HREC to provide advice to the HREC on ethical issues in relation to research conducted with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people or their data.

For more information

Professor Maggie Walter
Email: Maggie.Walter@utas.edu.au
Telephone: +61 3 6226 2807

Associate Professor Clair Andersen
Email: Clair.Andersen@utas.edu.au
Telephone: +61 3 6226 2517

Jacob Prehn
Email: Jacob.Prehn@utas.edu.au
Telephone: +61 3 6226 2013

Caroline Spotswood
Email: Caroline.Spotswood@utas.edu.au
Telephone: +61 3 6226 8542