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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 Professions 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 (2023), 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 ACAP Human Research Ethics Committee (ACAP 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.

ACAP Human Research Ethics Committee

Terms of Reference
Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) Operations Manual

 

Chair / Research Expert
  • Associate Professor Fiona Ann Papps

 

Acting Deputy Chair/ Research Expert
  • Dr Larissa Clarkson

 

Research Experts
  • Professor John Reece
  • Dr. Larissa Clarkson
  • Dr. Sharon Aris
  • Dr. Peter Spratt
  • Associate Professor Vicki Hutton

 

Lawyer
  • Ms Ann Gibson

 

Person with knowledge of, and current experience in, the professional care, counselling or treatment of people
  • Ms Belinda Jones

 

Lay Persons
  • Mr Michael Voulgaropoulos
  • Dr. Christine Williams

ACAP HREC Meeting Dates in 2024

Document deadline: Wednesday 17 January 2024
Meeting date: Monday 29 January 2024

Document deadline: Wednesday 14 February 2024
Meeting date: Monday 26 February 2024

Document deadline: Wednesday 13 March 2024
Meeting date: Monday 25 March 2024

Document deadline: Wednesday 10 April 2024
Meeting date: Monday 22 April 2024

Document deadline: Wednesday 22 May 2024
Meeting date: Monday 27 May 2024

Document deadline: Wednesday 12 June 2024
Meeting date: Monday 24 June 2024

Document deadline: Wednesday 10 July 2024
Meeting date: Monday 22 July 2024

Document deadline: Wednesday 14 August 2024
Meeting date: Monday 26 August 2024

Document deadline: Wednesday 11 September 2024
Meeting date: Monday 23 September 2024

Document deadline: Wednesday 16 October 2024
Meeting date: Monday 28 October 2024

Document deadline: Wednesday 13 November 2024
Meeting date: Monday 25 November 2024

Document deadline: Wednesday 27 November 2024
Meeting date: Monday 09 December 2024

Research for Student Research Info

Student Research

ACAP students in some advanced degrees are required to complete a significant piece of independent scholarly research as part of their learning. These research projects aim to contribute new and meaningful knowledge to a range of topical areas. Once approved, a list of current research projects being conducted by ACAP students will be available on this page. In addition to information about each project, there is also a link to enable participation. All approved projects have been reviewed both for scientific merit and to ensure that ethical standards are met.

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