Research Ethics DRAFT

The Research Ethics Unit supports high-quality research by helping researchers to place integrity and ethics at the heart of the research process.

A culture of responsible conduct based on the principles of research integrity and ethics underpins all research at the University of Tasmania. Each of us contributes to this best practice culture.

General enquiries

Complaints and concerns

If you have concerns or complaints about the conduct of a study, you can contact an Executive Officer via the contact details above.

The University encourages integrity in research by supporting research that is built on a commitment to honesty, respect, objectivity, accuracy and lawfulness.

Find out more at Research Integrity

University of Tasmania ethics committee membership

Resources for current members

Become a member of an ethics committee

Expressions of interest are sought for membership to the University of Tasmania Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) and the University of Tasmania Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC).

Members are required to attend 1-2 meetings per month of approximately 2 hours duration, plus allocate some time for preparation (reading and reviewing applications). Meetings are held via Zoom and members external to the University can choose to receive a small stipend for each meeting attended.

Please contact the Research Ethics Unit if you have any questions about becoming a member:

Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC)

The University of Tasmania Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) reviews research proposals involving human participants. The role of the HREC is to ensure research has merit and reflects the ethical values of justice, beneficence and respect for humans, and is in line with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research.

HREC Terms of Reference (PDF 272.3 KB)

Animal Ethics Committee (AEC)

The University of Tasmania Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) oversees the care and use of animals in research and teaching at the University of Tasmania, and ensures all animal care and use is done in accordance with the Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes.

AEC Terms of Reference (PDF 245.1 KB)