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Complaints

Institutions may receive complaints about researchers or the conduct of research, or about the conduct of the University's Human and Animal Research Ethics Committees (HREC and ACEC). Complaints may be made by participants, researchers, staff of institutions, animal carers, students or members of the public. Be assured that all complaints will be handled with sensitivity and confidentiality. Complaints regarding research Misconduct are handled in accordance with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research.

Complaints regarding the Conduct of Research

Complaints from researchers, participants or about the conduct of research should, in the first instance, be addressed in writing to either of the following:

Ethics Complaints Officer
Human research Ethics Committee
Southern Cross University
PO Box 157
Lismore, NSW, 2480
E: ethics.lismore@scu.edu.au

Ethics Complaints Officer
Animal Care and Ethics Committee
Southern Cross University
PO Box 157
Lismore, NSW, 2480
E: animalethics.lismore@scu.edu.au

Complaints about Ethics Committees

In the case of a complaint about the Research Ethics Committees contact:

Ethics Manager
Office of Research
Southern Cross University
PO Box 157
Lismore NSW 2480
T: +61 2 6620 3965
E: ethics.lismore@scu.edu.au

Updated: 08 December 2015