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12. Obtaining Ethical Clearance for Research

12.1 All research in the University must comply with State and Commonwealth legislative requirements.

12.2 All candidates are required to inform themselves of these requirements and to familiarise themselves with the University Code of Conduct of Research and with its policies on research-related matters.

12.3 Projects involving:

  1. contact with human participants, interviews, the administration of questionnaires or access to public or private records;
  2. animals;
  3. recombinant DNA; or
  4. ionising radiation

must receive ethical clearance from the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC).

12.4 Failure to obtain written ethical clearance in advance of the proposed contact shall be a breach of the University Code of Conduct of Research and may breach State or Commonwealth legislation.