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Ethics Committees and Meetings

Human Research Ethics

The SCU Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) acts on behalf of the Institution and has the primary responsibility to ensure that all Human Research is conducted in compliance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research and take action regarding non-compliance.

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The Committee meets eight times per year and all applications involving more than low risk have to be reviewed by the full HREC at one of the Scheduled meetings.

Animal Care and Ethics

The SCU Animal Care and Ethics Committee (ACEC) acts on behalf of the Institution and has the primary responsibility to ensure that care and animal use is conducted in compliance with the Code and take action regarding non-compliance. Other responsibilities are outlined in the Code of Practice.

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The Committee meets eight times per year to assess the scientific merit and ethical acceptability of new animal research proposals as well as reviewing the continuation of currently approved activities. They operate under a Terms of Reference.

All new applications must be considered at full ACEC meetings.