Ethical conduct of research activities that involves animal or human participants is governed by guidelines contained in legislation and policies.
Their primary purpose is to ensure:
The secondary purpose is to facilitate research that is, or will be, of benefit to researchers’ communities or to humankind.
University Council established the Animal Ethics and Human Research Ethics Committees to administer these guidelines, to apply policy and to provide assistance to staff and students undertaking research in the consideration of ethical issues.
The Research Ethics Team has responsibilities relating to the ethical conduct of research at ECU, including:
For more information about ethics in research and the University’s Ethics Committees visit the Research ethics website.
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