Human research ethics

Human research is conducted with or about people, or their data or tissue. This research MUST comply with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research (2007) (Updated May 2015)

The Human Research Ethics Office is responsible for managing and facilitating the ethical review process for research involving humans.

All research on humans conducted on Curtin University campus, or by Curtin University staff or students must be approved by the Curtin Human Research Ethics Committee before it can commence. Non-compliance with this requirement represents research misconduct which will be investigated.

Research can only be conducted within the approved timelines. If your approval has expired you cannot continue with your research. Non-compliance with this requirement represents research misconduct which will be investigated.

Human Research Ethics Committee

The Curtin HREC is constituted and operates in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) including all updates. Download a copy of the HREC Constitution [.doc – 39kB]  and a list of the HREC and Advisory Committee members by school [.pdf – 70kB].

Human Ethics Applications

For Human Ethics applications and approval forms, please log into InfoEd.

Log into InfoEd

If you are a staff or student log into InfoEd using your Curtin username and password. If you are a student and you cannot access InfoEd email infoed@curtin.edu.au for support.

Test the InfoEd system

If you want to play with the system to understand how it works log in to the test environment.

NOTE: Any information you put in here will not be uploaded to the production environment.

If you are a student and cannot access test email the ethics support officer in your faculty for a generic username and password.