Human Research Ethics

Ethics contacts

Enquiries relating to Low Risk applications, please contact:

Enquiries relating to Higher than Low Risk applications, please contact: DUHREC Human Ethics Office via the Research Integrity team.

All Deakin staff members and students who plan to carry out research involving human participants, require ethical clearance from the Deakin University Human Research Ethics Committee (DUHREC) or a Faculty Human Ethics Advisory Group (HEAG) before proceeding.

Research involving humans includes, but is not limited to:

  • surveys
  • interviews
  • exercises
  • experiments (both psychological and physical)
  • close observation
  • depiction (including photographs and videos), and
  • use of identifiable personal records
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