Application Process for Human Research

Research Requiring Human Ethics Approval

Research Requiring Human Ethics Approval

Research considered by the WSLHD HREC includes those listed below.

The following may assist you in identifying the research category of your project.

  • Clinical Research (all disciplines including Dentistry)
  • Public Health And Epidemiological Research 
  • Clinical Trials (Drugs, Devices)
  • Health Services Research 
  • Basic Biomedical Research
  • Psychological And Behavioural Research 
  • Nursing And Allied Health Research
  • Social Science Research 
  • Mental Health Research
  • Research Using Qualitative Methods (questionnaires, focus groups and such)
Research studies or systematic collection of information involving any of the following also require ethical approval:
  • Access to medical records
  • Disease registries 
  • Electronic databases
  • Tissue / DNA banks 
  • Use of archived tissue samples
  • Assisted reproductive technology 
  • Use of tissue collected at post mortem
  • Research conducted via the internet 
Special requirements and/ or guidelines apply to studies involving:
  • Ionising radiation
  • Xenotransplantation 
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people 
  • Assisted reproductive technology
  • People who are not competent to give informed consent 
  • Gene therapy
  • Children