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Research Ethics Committees

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Applications to the CDU Human Research Ethics Committee (CDU-HREC) and Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) are reviewed by the respective Research Ethics Committee’s at Charles Darwin University and governed by relevant legislation and guidelines.

CDU-HREC operates in accordance with the National Statement  Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2018). The CDU HREC provide services to all current CDU Higher Degree by Research students and Staff.

The CDU Animal Ethics Committee and Animal Welfare Officer (acting in accordance with the NT Animal Welfare Act and regulations and the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes), are responsible for the administration of animal ethics and welfare at CDU.

The CDU AEC provides services to both CDU researchers and educators, as well as those from other organisations throughout the Northern Territory, assisting them to comply with ethical and legislative requirements.

For queries regarding Human Research Ethics and/or Animal Ethics in the Northern Territory, please contact


Marilynne Kirshbaum

Professor Marilynne N Kirshbaum

Chair of the Human Research Ethics Committee

P: 08 8946 7363
Red 9 Level 1 Room 39

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Keith Christian

Professor Keith Christian

Chair of the Animal Research Ethics Committee
P: 08 8946 6706
Yellow 2 Level 2 Room 35

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Charles Darwin University places great value on the knowledge, expertise and integrity of its research students and staff and on their commitment to conduct research with high standards of integrity and ethics.

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