The University of Western Sydney is committed to the highest standards of ethical research practice and reviews all research involving human participants or animals, and where there are issues of biosafety or radiation safety to be considered.
Research by UWS researchers and students is carried out in accordance with the UWS Research Code of Practice and is guided by the following national guidelines:
- Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2007) (opens in a new window)
- National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans (2007) (opens in a new window)
- Australian Code of Practice for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes (2004) (opens in a new window)
- Health Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research (2003) (opens in a new window)
- Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (opens in a new window)
- Australian Standard AS 2243.3 Safety in the Laboratory, Part 3: Microbiology (opens in a new window)
- International Compilation of Human Research Standards (opens in a new window)
- Commencing a human research activity without ethics review and approval is a serious issue and may constitute research misconduct.
- Retrospective ethics approval cannot be provided.