The University of Tasmania is dedicated to creating and maintaining an environment that promotes the responsible and ethical conduct of research in accordance with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (NHMRC, 2018).
The Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) reviews research conducted with or about humans, their data or tissue within Tasmania, in accordance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (NHMRC, 2007, updated 2018).
The University of Tasmania Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) has been established under Tasmanian legislation to oversee the care and use of animals in research and teaching.
Containment principles and practices to prevent exposure to biological agents and toxins, or their accidental release.
Regulations and preventative measures for reducing the risk posed by invasive pests and diseases.
Techniques and activities concerned with artificial modification of genes and synthetic biology.
Clinical Trial Governance
In addition to ethics approval, governance authorisation is required for all Clinical Trials conducted at, or by, the University of Tasmania.
Defence Export Controls
Australia's export control policies are in place to enable the export of defence and strategic goods where it is consistent with Australia's national interests and international obligations.
Ethics Review Manager
Ethics Review Manager (ERM) is a secure web-based system that manages all applications submitted to our Ethics Committees.
Education, Training and Resources
There are a number of courses and resources designed to support researchers and research students design and conduct their research in compliance with research ethics and integrity requirements.
Research Ethics Committees
We are currently seeking expressions of interest for membership of the University of Tasmania Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) and the Tasmania Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC).
The Research Integrity and Ethics Unit is here to support our researchers. Please contact us with any questions relating to an ethics application, a clinical trial or a research integrity issue.