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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 regarding draft ethics application in accordance with National Health and Medical Research Council guidelines Ethical conduct in research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and communities: Guidelines for researchers and stakeholders (2018), Keeping research on track II (2018) and the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) Updated 2018.

The Advisors can offer advice on a draft 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