National Statement on the Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Humans
To promote ethically good human research. Fulfillment of this purpose requires that participants be accorded the respect and protection that is due to them. It also involves the fostering of research that is of benefit to the community.
The National Statement is therefore designed to clarify the responsibilities of: (a) institutions and researchers for the ethical design, conduct and dissemination of results of human research; and (b) review bodies in the ethical review of research. The National Statement will help them to meet their responsibilities: to identify issues of ethics that arise in the design, review and conduct of human research, to deliberate about those ethical issues, and to justify decisions about them. This National Statement must be used to inform the design, ethical review and conduct of human research that is funded by, or takes place under the auspices of, any of the bodies that have developed this National Statement (NHMRC, ARC, UA). In addition, the National Statement sets national standards for use by any individual, institution or organisation conducting human research. This includes human research undertaken by governments, industry, private individuals, organisations, or networks of organisations.
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Reference of the resource
National Statement on the Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Humans, National Health and Medical Research Council, 2007 (Updated 2018).