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General ethics help

Risk assessments

Please refer to the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research.

Reviewers' checklist

This checklist is used to assess applications for ethical approval by HEAG-H.

Download the HEAG-H reviewers checklist (DOCX, 26.6KB)

Deakin human ethics guidelines

The Deakin human ethics guidelines are a resource and reference tool for researchers (staff or students), supervisors, support staff, administrators and members of the Deakin Human Research Ethics Committee (Deakin HREC) and the faculty Human Ethics Advisory Groups (HEAGs).

Data anonymity and confidentiality

Sometimes there is confusion regarding how data are classified. Data may be individually identifiable, re-identifiable or non-identifiable (refer to the National Statement, chapter 3.2). Please ensure that you are clear to your participants about the confidentiality and anonymity of any information that they supply to you. You must also consider the implications if a participant withdraws from a project. The level of anonymity may make destroying or not using the data they have supplied to you impossible and this should be made clear to participants prior to their involvement in your project.

What information can I give to participants?

For the safety and privacy of researchers, Deakin University does not allow home landline telephone numbers to be used. You may supply a mobile telephone number, a Deakin University landline number to participants and an email address. However, please be advised that there are also privacy issues related to the use of emails of which you should be aware.

Further help

The information contained within the Deakin University Human Ethics webpages may answer your questions.

For general ethics advice or assistance in completing the HREA or supplementary forms please contact:

DUHREC general enquiries
(03) 9244 6090 

HEAG-H general enquiries
Diane Russack
(0) 9251 7174
You may also contact Diane for assistance in completing the low risk application form.

HEAG-H Contact details
Steve Sawyer
Secretary HEAG-H
Pro Vice-Chancellor's Office
Faculty of Health
BC, Level 4
221 Burwood Hwy
Burwood VIC 3125

(03) 9251 7174

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