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harm One of three categories of risk in relation to human research.(The others are Inconvenience and Discomfort). Discomfort becomes harm when distress or damage occurs. Anything that adversely affects the... read more
HEAG Human Ethics Advisory Groups (HEAGs) are the faculty based review bodies which review low risk research at Deakin. These are not fully constituted HRECs, and cannot therefore review projects involving... read more
HERDC Higher Education Research Data Collection
HREC A Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) is a committee constituted according to the guidelines set out in the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007 and operating under those gu... read more
human research Almost any research activity that involves human participation, including completion of questionnaires, interviews, focus groups, conduct of tests, etc is considered human research. Access - for r... read more

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