RPA RPA
Research Ethics and Governance Office

Useful Links

Human Ethics

Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (under review in 2017) - https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/file/research/research-integrity/r39_australian_code_responsible_conduct_research_150811.pdf


National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007, updated May 2015) - https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/publications/attachments/e72_national_statement_may_2015_150514_a.pdf


Values and Ethics: Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research - https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/publications/attachments/e52.pdf


Keeping research on track: a guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples about health research ethics - https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines-publications/e65


Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (NSW) – Statutory Guidelines on Research - http://www.ipc.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/file_manager/privacy_statutory_guidelines_research.pdf


Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (NSW) – Statutory Guidelines on the collection of health information from a third party - http://www.ipc.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/file_manager/statutory_guidelines_health_info_collection_third_parties.pdf


Guidelines approved under Section 95 of the Privacy Act 1988 - https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines-publications/pr1


Guidelines approved under Section 95A of the Privacy Act 1988 - https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines-publications/e65


Guidelines approved under Section 95AA of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) – https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines-publications/pr3


Office of the Australian Information Commissioner: Australian Privacy Principles – Privacy fact sheet 17 (January 2014) - https://www.oaic.gov.au/resources/individuals/privacy-fact-sheets/general/privacy-fact-sheet-17-australian-privacy-principles.pdf


NHMRC - Ethical guidelines on the use of assisted reproductive technology in clinical practice and research (2017) - https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines-publications/e79


Research – Ethical & Scientific Review of Human Research in NSW Public Health Organisations - http://www1.health.nsw.gov.au/pds/Pages/doc.aspx?dn=PD2010_055


Human Tissue – Requirements of the Human Tissue Act 1983 in relation to research & use of tissue - http://www1.health.nsw.gov.au/pds/ActivePDSDocuments/GL2006_021.pdf


Human Research Ethics Committees: Quality Improvement & Ethical Review: A Practice Guide for NSW – http://www1.health.nsw.gov.au/pds/ActivePDSDocuments/GL2007_020.pdf


NHMRC – Ethical Considerations in Quality Assurance and Evaluation Activities - https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines-publications/e65


HREC and Research Governance: Fee Policy for Review of Commercially Sponsored Research – http://www1.health.nsw.gov.au/pds/ActivePDSDocuments/PD2008_030.pdf


Human Research Ethics Committees: Ethical Review for External Entities - http://www1.health.nsw.gov.au/pds/ActivePDSDocuments/PD2008_046.pdf

Data Management (courtesy of the Australian National Data Service (ANDS))

10 medical and health research data Things http://www.ands.org.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/589694/10medicalandhealthresearchdataThings.pdf


ANDS Guide: De-identification http://www.ands.org.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/737211/De-identification.pdf


ANDS Guide: Publishing and sharing sensitive data http://www.ands.org.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/489187/Sensitive-data.pdf


ANDS Webinars: Health and medical data webinar series
http://www.ands.org.au/working-with-data/sensitive-data/medical-and-health/webinars-health-and-medical

Clinical trials

The Australian Clinical Trial Handbook - https://www.tga.gov.au/sites/default/files/clinical-trials-handbook.pdf


Note for Guidance of Good Clinical Practice – Annotated with TGA Comments - https://www.tga.gov.au/sites/default/files/ich13595an.pdf


Human Research Ethics Committees: Standards for Scientific Review of Clinical Trials - http://www1.health.nsw.gov.au/pds/Pages/doc.aspx?dn=PD2007_035


NHMRC – Safety monitoring and reporting in clinical trials involving therapeutic goods, November 2016 - https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines-publications/e65


Clinical Trial Research Agreements for Use in NSW Public Health Organisations - http://www1.health.nsw.gov.au/pds/ActivePDSDocuments/PD2011_028.pdf


Clinical Trials – Insurance and Indemnity - http://www1.health.nsw.gov.au/pds/ActivePDSDocuments/PD2011_006.pdf


Authorised Prescriber Scheme

Guidance for Medical Practitioners, Human Research Ethics Committees, Specialist Colleges and Sponsors, Version 3.0, July 2017 - https://www.tga.gov.au/sites/default/files/authorised-prescriber-scheme.pdf


Animal Ethics

Animal Ethics Infolink - www.animalethics.org.au