Ethics

  • Updated guidance: software as a medical device [12 November 2014]

    We have consulted with the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA) to clarify their guidelines relating to the use of software in research. More

  • Get guidance on using existing datasets in research[23 October 2014]

    Are you planning to do a research project with an existing dataset that was previously collected for another purpose? The Ethics Office has developed guidelines to help you navigate these ethical issues and work out which legislation is relevant to your project. More

  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training for researchers[22 October 2014]

    Clinical Trial Governance is offering online training for researchers conducting clinical trials sponsored by the University and/or taking place at the University at no cost to you. More

  • Single ethics review agreement between Sydney Local Health District and the University of Sydney[8 August 2014]

    Research Integrity is delighted to announce a recent agreement between Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) and the University. This agreement will allow researchers conducting multi-site research at both University and hospital sites to obtain a single ethics approval from the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) at either SLHD (RPAH) or SLHD (CRGH). More

  • Research using human biological specimens: changes to ethics requirements[31 July 2014]

    Make sure you're aware of the changes made to the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007). More

  • Software as medical advice[10 July 2014]

    The Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA) recently introduced new guidelines relating to the use of software in research. If you are doing research that uses software in a therapeutic way, it may be classified as a medical device and will be required to be reported to the TGA via the Clinical Trial Notification (CTN) scheme. More

  • Introduction to Animal research course: register now[6 June 2014]

    Registration is now open for the next Introduction to Animal Research: Welfare and Ethics (ITAR) course. This course has been scheduled for Thursday 24 and Friday 25 of July, 2014. More

  • 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