If you’re a Swinburne researcher, your first point of contact for seeking advice on human research ethics should be the relevant adviser.
Research Ethics Advisors (REAs) are members of Swinburne’s Human Research Ethics Sub-committees and are available to advise on research ethics queries from staff and students.. The role of REAs is not to write your ethics application, but to provide support by:
- advising on whether your research requires ethics review and what level of review is needed (ie. SUHREC or SHESC);
- highlighting discipline-specific ethical issues in research activities;
- assisting with the design of your research to ensure compliance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research;
- conducting a pre-review of draft ethics applications prior to submission (note: this is different to peer-review);
- assisting with response to committee feedback post-review;
- providing general advice on ethics processes at Swinburne
Please be respectful of the Advisors’ other commitments by allowing sufficient time for them to consider and respond to your queries.
For student projects, assistance from a Research Ethics Advisor should be done in conjunction with your supervisor.
The following information provides contact details for REAs and a description of their research areas.