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Research Ethics

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Research Ethics

Conducting research with honesty and integrity.

RESEARCH ETHICS

The Australian College of Applied Psychology believes that all research should be conducted with honesty and integrity, and follow responsible and ethical research practices. All ACAP students, staff and research partners engaged in research with ACAP are expected to adhere to the standards of ethical conduct prescribed in the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2018), as well as the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007), each developed jointly by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Australian Research Council (ARC) and Universities Australia.

Additionally, researchers at ACAP engaged in research involving indigenous concerns or participants must adhere to the Ethical conduct in research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and communities (2018) and the Keeping research on track II (2018), developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Guidelines for Ethical Research in Indigenous Studies (2012), developed by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.

RESEARCH INVOLVING HUMAN PARTICIPANTS

All research undertaken by ACAP students and staff that involves human participants requires ethics approval from the Navitas Professional Institute Human Research Ethics Committee (NPI HREC) before the research is commenced. Through this ethics approval process research is assessed for quality, safety, privacy, risk management, financial management and ethical acceptability in accord with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research.

This process of ethical review and approval reassures researchers that their research project complies with the Code and Standards and related statutory requirements, and has moral validation as well as institutional backing. It also provides researchers with an opportunity to enhance the rigour and quality of their project. Researchers of ACAP HREC approved human research projects are also required to submit an annual progress report to the ACAP HREC.

Further information can be found under the relevant sections below.

NAVITAS PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTE HUMAN RESEARCH AND ETHICS COMMITTEE

Terms of Reference
Chair / Research Expert

  • Dr Fiona Ann Papps
Acting Deputy Chair/ Research Expert

  • Dr Larissa Clarkson
Research Experts

  • Professor John Reece
  • Dr John Whitehead
  • Dr Larissa Clarkson
  • Dr Sharon Aris
Lawyer

  • Ms Ann Gibson
Lay Persons

  • Mr Warwick McDonald
  • Ms Belinda Jones

NPI HREC Meeting Dates in 2022

Document deadline: Friday 21 January 2022
Meeting date: Monday 31 January 2022

Document deadline: Friday 18 February 2022
Meeting date: Monday 28 February 2022

Document deadline: Friday 18 March 2022
Meeting date: Monday 28 March 2022

Document deadline: Friday 22 April 2022
Meeting date: Monday 2 May 2022

Document deadline: Friday 20 May 2022
Meeting date: Monday 30 May 2022

Document deadline: Friday 17 June 2022
Meeting date: Monday 27 June 2022

Document deadline: Friday 15 July 2022
Meeting date: Monday 25 July 2022

Document deadline: Friday 19 August 2022
Meeting date: Monday 29 August 2022

Document deadline: Friday 16 September 2022
Meeting date: Monday 26 September 2022

Document deadline: Friday 21 October 2022
Meeting date: Monday 31 October 2022

Document deadline: Friday 18 November 2022
Meeting date: Monday 28 November 2022

Document deadline: Friday 02 December 2022
Meeting date: Monday 12 December 2022

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