The following information describes the ethical approval processes for research involving humans in the School of Pharmacy.

Who do I apply to for ethical approval?

The following information refers to School-level review in the School of Pharmacy.

“Low-risk research” is defined in the National Statement: The expression “low-risk research” describes research in which the only foreseeable risk is one of discomfort. Research in which the risk for participants is more serious than discomfort is not low risk. (National Statement, p. 13). Click here for more information. 

Projects that are higher than low risk and projects by staff require full Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) approval through one of the University’s committees. Further information here.