The University of Tasmania and the Department of Health and Human Services are committed to ensuring that all research is conducted at the highest ethical standard.
Researchers should be aware that the constraints governing research practices exist for the protection of research participants, researchers, and the broader research community.
As part of our commitment to research quality and integrity, the Faculty of Education is unique in its approach to providing support and conducting internal reviews for those seeking approval from the Social Sciences Human Research Ethics Committee (SHREC) to undertake research.
From this page, you will find information about our internal review processes, resources to assist in preparing good ethics applications, and relevant links to the SSHREC pages.
These vodcasts were prepared in August 2014. Since that time, there have been changes to the Education Research Ethics team and minor changes to the SSHREC ethics application forms. The content remains relevant, and we have received positive feedback about the usefulness of the vodcasts from those involved in the preparation of applications.
In August 2017, the School of Education hosted two information sessions on Social Science Human Research Ethics.
The first session, presented by the Faculty of Education Ethics Coordinators Frances Fan and Belinda Hopwood, discussed a number of topics based on the processes involved in applying for Social Sciences Ethics school approval.
Topics of coverage included:
- The ethics application processes
- Types of ethics applications (minimal and full risk)
- Structures and examples of applications
- “Pre-review” and “peer-review” processes
- Ethics application dates 2017
- Navigating the University and Faculty ethics websites
- Resources available
This is the PDF of PowerPoint presentation [PDF 829.3 KB] from that session
The second session was hosted by Dr Doug Colbeck, Chair of the Social Sciences Human Research Ethics Committee.
This session discussed a number of topics based on the Faculty’s Ethics applications over recent months including:
- Application review process
- Undertaking research outside Australia (NS 4.8 and its implications for education researchers)
- Ensuring consent is truly informed (issues specifically affecting education researchers: NS 4.3 & NS 2.2.9)
- Research data management (data storage, archiving, sharing – especially across institutions; and destruction)
This PowerPoint presentation [PPTX 5.2 MB] contains the slides from the second session.