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General guidelines for research involving humans

AHEC has statutory responsibility for developing guidelines regarding Ethical conduct of research. AHEC has also developed some other general guidelines with other committees. General guidelines can be found below.

The general guidelines are relevant for researchers. Human Research Ethics Committees and institutions involved in research involving humans.

National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007)

The National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) (National Statement) consists of a series of primary guidelines for researchers, Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs), and organisations, which are made in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992 .

Human Research Ethics Handbook - Commentary on the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans (1999)

The 2007 revised National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research was tabled in parliament on the 28th of March 2007.

With the issue of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007), the 'Handbook' has been revoked. It remains here for archival purposes only.

The primary purpose of the Handbook was to help Australian HRECs to assess and facilitate the Ethical conduct of research. The Statement Handbook contained guidance for HRECs in their interpretation and application of the 1999 National Statement.

Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research provides guidance to institutions in developing their own procedures and guidelines by providing a comprehensive framework of minimum acceptable standards.

The Statement is currently under review.

Page reviewed: 3 March, 2011