Human research ethics approval
In Australia, any research involving humans must consider ethics. We conduct research into many aspects of cancer and have a Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC), made up of volunteer experts, to oversee the ethical aspects of research.
Research proposals (and amendments) are reviewed to ensure ethical standards are met and participant confidentiality is protected. The progress of approved research is monitored with annual reports from researchers.
For more information contact:
Dr Dilinie Herbert,
Ethics and Governance Coordinator, Research Governance Unit (ph: 03 9514 6252).