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Human research ethics
If you want to undertake research with or about people, or their data or tissue, you must give serious thought about to how best to conduct your research so that it espouses the principles of research merit and integrity, justice, beneficence and respect.
In Australia, researchers must gain approval from an accredited Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) before they can undertake human research, and Bond University’s Human Research Ethics Committee (BUHREC) is here to help you translate the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (National Statement) principles above into pragmatic and workable strategies for ethically sound research.
Bond University is a leading independent university producing world class scholarship. BUHREC nurtures this vision by ensuring that research at the University meets the ideals and guidelines set out in the National Statement, Australia’s primary reference for ethical review.
BUHREC is committed to protecting the welfare and rights of human participants in research conducted by members of the Bond University community. It promotes ethically, socially, scientifically and legally responsible research activity by all members of our community.
BUHREC operates a research application and review process to provide ethics approval for research projects ranging from online surveys to clinical trials. Although primarily aimed at providing a service for researchers and students at Bond University, for a small fee BUHREC is happy to review ethics applications from external researchers (see How to apply).
Minor variations to current projects are normally reviewed by the Chair (see Minor variations to current projects).
View the submission deadlines and meeting dates for BUHREC.