Who has to submit an application?

Anyone employed by James Cook University or studying at the University who intends to undertake a research or teaching project involving any form of human participation, observation of human activity, and access to databases must submit a human ethics application.

An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Ethics Application must be submitted if the research project:

Involves or will be conducted in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community;

If the target participants of the study are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;

If the recruitment population of the study is likely to include a significant number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, i.e. health population studies, certain school populations.

The Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) reviews all applications in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council’s guidelines, National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, 2007 and Values and Ethics in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research, 2003.