Research Division

Social Sciences HREC

The Tasmania Social Sciences HREC (SS HREC) reviews all research involving human participation that does not fall within the scope of the Tasmania Health and Medical HREC. Terms of Reference (PDF 200.1KB).

The committee covers a broad range of research areas including psychology, sociology, arts, education, law and business.

The Social Sciences HREC generally reviews research involving human participation that is conducted under the auspices of the University of Tasmania or that is conducted under the auspices of the Department of Health and Human Services. Other research may be reviewed by request.

For student projects, School approval is required.  Applications cannot be submitted until this process is complete.

All other applications to the SS HREC are required to have undergone a peer review process prior to submission to the HREC.

If you are thinking about conducting a research project with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities or their data, the design of your project must respect and take into account the values, and cultural protocols of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Please visit the Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Ethics page for information about these considerations.

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