Charles Darwin University’s human research ethics approval procedures are designed to ensure that all students and staff, as well as the institution, are meeting all obligations under the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) - Updated 2018 and any other relevant legislation, codes and guideline documents. Research projects and studies that involve human participants require ethics approval. Other activities involving people as participants and in some circumstances secondary data may require CDU-HREC approval. Please consult the NHMRC’s: Ethical Considerations in Quality Assurance and Evaluation Activities or contact the ethics team for advice.
Human ethics applications
The Human Research Ethics Committee (CDU-HREC) within the Office of Research Innovation (ORI), Charles Darwin University, delivers and administers the framework for reviewing ethics applications and monitors on-going research projects involving human participants.Find more
Human ethics policies and legislation
All research conducted with human participants must comply with ethical the relevant guidelines, policy and legislation.Find more
Forms and resources
To submit a proposal for ethical review by the CDU-HREC, download the electronic form within. There are also CDU-HREC checklists, Guide to the Information Sheet & Informed Consent Form for Research Participants, as well as post approval requirements such as variation requests and reporting requirements for existing projects.Find more