Deakin Human Ethics Guidelines
We strive for a rigorous but also transparent, consistent and predictable Human Research Ethics Review Process.
These guidelines are designed to assist you to understand:
- the Deakin ethics process;
- the ethical principles that underpin this process;
- your obligations as a Deakin researcher; and
- how to design and conduct an ethically sound project that meets all of the relevant requirements.
The guidelines have been divided into five broad sections, each with multiple subsections.
1.0 The importance of research ethics
2.0 Does my project need ethical approval?
3.0 Ethics approval from more than one committee
4.0 Where can I get advice on human research ethics?
5.0 Indemnity and insurance
6.0 Applying for Ethical Clearance
12.0 Research involving other organisations
13.0 Researcher obligations - standard conditions of ethical clearance
14.0 Monitoring your research
15.0 Modifying your research project
16.0 Complaints and concerns
18.0 Research with post-secondary students
19.0 Children and young people
21.0 Research with vulnerable participants
22.0 Existing relationships and imbalances of power
23.0 Cognitive impairment, intellectual disability or mental illness
24.0 Language and communication
25.0 Retesting and the reuse of data
26.0 Research involving human tissue (in development)
28.0 Clinical trials
29.0 Ionising radiation (in development)
30.0 Limited disclosure, deception and covert observation
31.0 Questionnaire based research
32.0 Interviews and focus groups
33.0 Audio visual materials
34.0 Ethical issues in online research
35.0 Research in other countries
36.0 Case study research
37.0 Ethical issues in telephone research