Research Division

Ethical Conduct in Human Research

The National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (NHMRC 2007, updated 2015) seeks to articulate 'an ethos that should permeate the way those engaged in human research approach all they do in their research' (National Statement Preamble, p3) The National Statement establishes guidelines and principles for ethical conduct in research involving human participants.

Values and Ethics: Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research provides guidance to researchers and Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs) on the complex considerations necessary in the conception, design and conduct of appropriate research in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

The HREC Tas seeks to support researchers to understand and comply with the principles of the National Statement and Values and Ethics Guideline through the conduct of ethically responsible research which is acceptable to the Australian community. Adherence to the National Statement is a pre-requisite for institutions in receipt of Australian Government funds for research and is enacted by the University of Tasmania via the Research Ethics Policy (PDF 163.9KB).