Ethics

  • Introducing a cap on human ethics applications[24 February 2014]

    The University's Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs) want to ensure that your applications are given due consideration and reviewed in accordance with standards set out by the National Statement and funding agencies. In order to do this we will be limiting the number of applications that will be reviewed at each meeting to 35. This is a temporary measure, further funds are being requested to allow the establishment of additional ethics committees which will provide additional capacity. More

  • Introduction to animal research course[24 January 2014]

    The next Introduction to Animal Research course will be held on 27 and 28 of February, 2014. This course is compulsory for new animal researchers and is highly recommended for experienced animal researchers who are new to the University. All researchers planning to use animals are welcome and encouraged to attend. More

  • Public lecture: Safe drugs and products without animal testing? [8 January 2014]

    Professor Thomas Hartung, the Director of the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT), will discuss our basic assumptions of toxicity testing and explore how we can promote the uptake of non-animal methods. More

  • Animal ethics applications move online [23 October 2013]

    The animal ethics research application process has moved to an online system within IRMA. More

  • Animal ethics applications move online [17 September 2013]

    The animal ethics research application process is moving to an online system within IRMA. The system will go live on Tuesday 8 October. More

  • Changes to human ethics process[22 August 2013]

    Recent changes to the human ethics external approval processes aim to minimise the duplication of review, where possible. The changes apply to projects that have sought and gained ethics approval from ethics committees external to the University of Sydney. More

  • Register now: Introduction to animal research course[15 July 2013]

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    Do you use, or are planning to use, animals in your research? Register now for the Introduction to Animal Research course being held in August. If you're new to animal research this course is compulsory. More

  • Award for reduction in the use of animals in research[17 June 2013]

    The award is a payment of $1000 to the applicant's department for using techniques which replace the use of animals in research. More

  • Health and Medical Research Strategy final report[13 June 2013]

    The final report of the University's Health and Medical Research Strategic Review has been released. More

  • Call for papers: 12th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing[17 May 2013]

    The Ageing, Work & Health Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, is hosting the 12th National Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference in 2013. More

  • Changes to Animal Ethics submission and pre-review deadlines[6 May 2013]

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    The Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) has recognised a need to approve more applications and modifications in less time. One way in which this could be achieved is to allow more time to clarify and improve applications and modifications by consulting with researchers after submission and before AEC meetings. More

  • Human ethics is going online[23 November 2012]

    No more paper! From January 2013 the human ethics application, approval and reporting process will be online. More