Ethics Support Contacts
The Infonetica Ethics Review Manager (ERM) is now fully operational for researchers to apply to conduct studies involving humans.
Ethics support contacts
Infonetica technical support
- ServiceNow webform (staff-only)
- Research helpline: (03) 8344 0999
General human ethics support
- General information can be found on the Human Ethics website.
- General queries can be emailed to the Human Ethics Enquiries team.
Human Research Ethics Committees (HREC)
- General information, including meeting dates and committee membership, can be found on the HREC page.
- For information regarding a specific HREC, please contact the Research Ethics Officer assigned to that committee, found under the Committee Membership of the HREC website.
- HREC queries can be emailed to the Human Ethics Enquiries team.
Apply for ethics approval
- To apply for ethics approval, please visit the step-by-step guide.
Complaints or concerns
- Any complaints or concerns about the conduct of a research project should be emailed to the Research Integrity Administrator. You can also call on (03) 8344 1376.
Research activity in government schools and early childhood settings
Due to COVID-19 restrictions a phased resumption of the Research in Schools and Early Childhood settings (RISEC) process will commence in early 2021, subject to public health advice and operational guidance about external visitors to education settings.
Research activity involving education settings may resume in Term 1, 2021 for research commissioned, partnered, or supported by DET or other Victorian government departments. This research must meet the following conditions:
* that data have been provided to us about the anticipated time burden on education settings (further advice will be emailed to existing RISEC approval holders)
* we have subsequently confirmed that the research may proceed
* researchers may not contact schools or early childhood sites or participants until Week 3, Term 1 (week commencing 8 February 2021).
DET will accept new RISEC applications, or requests to amend existing RISEC approvals, meeting the above requirements from the week commencing Monday 25 January 2021. The Department will provide advice regarding the resumption of RISEC for remaining research activity in Term 1, 2021.
Any queries may be directed to the Strategic Research Team at email@example.com
For more information visit the Conduct research page on the Education and Training website.
Catholic Education Melbourne (CEM): Applications to conduct research
CEM is still accepting applications to conduct research in CEM schools and these applications will be subjected to the usual review process. However, even if approved, researchers are not yet permitted to approach schools until they are given written permission by CEM. All approvals at the moment are ‘conditional’. Some projects have been exempt from this current ban on approaching schools (e.g. research that has been instigated by a school not an external researcher, or research that had already begun pre-COVID), but this is considered by CEM.
Research Integrity and Misconduct Policy (MPF1318) - request for feedback
The Research Integrity and Misconduct Policy has been reviewed to align with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2018) and the accompanying Guides. The Office of Research Ethics and Integrity is asking for feedback regarding the proposed revisions to the policy, which can be found on the University's Policy Consultation Hub.
Human research ethics review for student coursework programs
Are you a course coordinator responsible for students undertaking research projects? The 'Program application (student coursework)' category has been developed for coursework student projects that adhere to well-defined parameters.
More information: Program Application (student coursework) webpage
How the Research website can help you
Looking for research content for business development or to promote University research? The Research website can help. It publishes HASS and STEM research, partner case studies and information packs to share.
Recently published: MUM SIZE trial case study, Life after Research interview and Waste Management legislation in the Pacific region and more.
More information: Research webpage
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