Ethics

Visit the Research Services website and select an option (i.e. animal, human, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research) under the heading “ethics and integrity”.

Contact Human Ethics Officer, Ext 16575, ethics@jcu.edu.au or

Animal Ethics Officer, Ext 14484, ethics@jcu.edu.au

The ethics office and staff are located at: JCU Connect, Room 310, Building 143 (The Science Place), James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, 4811.

Human Ethics Approvals

Visit the web page.

If your project has already received approval from a Health Service District HREC or any external HREC, the JCU HREC will accept the decisions of these committees and release a JCU ethics acknowledgement after a brief internal check of the above documentation.

Yes, you do – visit the human ethics web pages for further information.

Animal Welfare and Ethics Approval

Visit the Animal Welfare and Ethics web pages.

You may need ethics approval for observational studies, as you might be disturbing habitats of other species. See the web link above for guidelines and details.

Yes, there are specific guidelines for euthanasia of different types of animals.

If your organisation is registered as a scientific user of animals with Biosecurity Queensland, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry, you may use the JCU Animal Ethics Committee. You will need to provide your scientific use number with the animal ethics application and sign a non-affiliated institutional agreement to access the AEC.

If you are affiliated with JCU (i.e. an Adjunct Professor, Research Fellow, a student from another organisation formally supervised by a JCU staff member) you may be able to work under JCU’s scientific use registration. You must provide written evidence of the affiliation with the animal ethics application.