Ethics and research
Ethical conduct of research activities involving animals or human participants is governed by guidelines contained in legislation and policies. The primary purpose of these guidelines is to ensure:
- the humane care of animals used for scientific purposes, including teaching; and
- the protection of the welfare and the rights of human participants.
The secondary purpose is to facilitate research that is, or will be, of benefit to the researcher's community or humankind.
University Council established the Animal Ethics Committee and the Human Research Ethics Committee to administer these guidelines, to provide assistance to staff and students in the consideration of ethical issues involved in research, and to apply policy.
For more information, see the Ethics and Research website.