** Content warning: this article includes references to sexual assault.
The article published by Honi Soit concerns an important study being run out of the University of Sydney’s School of Psychology which seeks to scientifically establish the most appropriate way to interview victim-survivors of sexual assault to ensure the greatest recall accuracy while avoiding retraumatising them, crucial within sexual violence investigations.
While undoubtedly a challenging subject matter, this study has been approved by three independent human research ethics committees – the University of Sydney’s and those at collaborating institutions the University of Birmingham and Lancaster University and has a number of processes in place to ensure student wellbeing is the first priority.
Since it was first published, Honi Soit has made a number of changes to update their article and we appreciate them working with us to correct the record and including University of Sydney’s responses to unverified claims.
Further information about the study is below, to provide additional context.