Information for researchers with research or projects involving human participants.
Researchers, including students, who wish to undertake research involving human participants, must obtain human research ethics approval before commencing the studies. Flinders University reviews human research ethics applications in line with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007 (updated 2018).
All applications are to be submitted to the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) or the Low Risk Panel with the following exception:
If research will involve
- (a) any sites under the control of SA Health; or
- (b) participants or data accessed through a site controlled by SA Health, an application will need to be submitted to one of the SA Health Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs) listed on the SA Health Human Research Ethics Committee webpage.
Approvals from NHMRC registered Human Research Ethics Committees will be accepted by Flinders University via the HREC Cross-Institutional Approval Form in ResearchNow Ethic.
Further information about the scope and nature of the Committee can be found in the Human Research Ethics Committee terms of reference.