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Research in other organisations

Research in schools

Research conducted in Department of Education or Catholic Education schools requires a separate level of approval by each organisation. This is in addition to ECU Human Research Ethics approval for your project. In most cases, you can apply for ethics approval and approval to conduct your research in schools at the same time.

Please see the Department of Education or Catholic Education Office web pages for more information.

Department of Education

Department of Education Research Policy

Catholic Education Office

Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia

Researchers should contact individual principals directly regarding research projects.

Research in other agencies

Research conducted in some other Government Departments may also require a separate level of approval. This is in addition to ECU ethics approval for your project. In most cases, you can apply for ethics approval and this separate level of approval to conduct your research at the same time.

Please see the relevant Government Department web pages for more information.

ECU Health Centre, Wanneroo

Clinical training and research opportunities for ECU students and academics are key drivers for ECU’s investment in the ECU Health Centre. The ECU Health Centre Committee promote and support these opportunities for the ECU research and education community.

ECU researchers work together with community groups in the City of Wanneroo and the health professionals in the ECU Health Centre to ensure that high quality best practice care is provided, which is responsive to local needs. Researchers whose projects plan to utilise the ECU Health Centre premises (including the Wanneroo GP Super Clinic), staff, students, patients and/or patient records are encouraged to contact the Project Coordinator, ECU Health Centre – Ineke Krom at i.krom@ecu.edu.au

Department of the Attorney General

Before conducting research that involves access to Department of the Attorney General data, facilities, staff, and/or clients, you must receive approval from the Research Application and Advisory Committee (RAAC).  Please review the information for students and researchers available from the Department of the Attorney General website.

Department of Justice

Researchers who wish to conduct research that involves access to the Department of Justice data, facilities, staff and clients (including victims) will need to apply for approval from the Department.  Please review the information for students and researchers available from the Department of Justice website.

WA Police

WA Police encourages individual researchers and academic institutions to conduct research into the wide range of issues relevant to policing today.

All applications for research must be approved through the Western Australia Police Research Application Review Committee (RARC). This process covers all types of research proposals including requests for data held on police systems and access to interview or survey police officers or police staff.  Please review the information for students and researchers available from the WA Police website .

Aboriginal Research

The Aboriginal Research and Study Protocols have been developed as a guide for ECU staff and students undertaking research, projects or fieldwork that involve Aboriginal Australian issues, people or knowledge or that impact upon Aboriginal people or communities.

Researchers should also be aware of the Guidelines for Ethical Research in Australian Indigenous Studies (GERAIS) , which were developed to ensure that research with and about Aboriginal peoples is founded on a process of meaningful engagement and reciprocity between the researcher and Aboriginal people.

In addition, the Guidelines for the ethical publishing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authors and research from those communities could be a useful resource. These guidelines are for researchers who want to publish Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander authors or material written about their histories and cultures — and to do it well. The advice offered in the guidelines reflects experience of publishing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authors or material about those individuals and communities. This includes material that may have been written by Indigenous authors, or by Indigenous authors in collaboration with non-Indigenous authors, or by non-Indigenous authors.

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