Our aim is to partner with researchers to enable, develop and promote research excellence.
The Research Integrity Team provides training and support for researchers. We are committed to working with researchers to assist them to conduct their studies in accordance with the relevant legislation, codes and guidelines.
Contact the Research Integrity Manager on +61 2 8627 0200 or email email@example.com to find out more about research integrity at the University.
The Ethics Office offers support, advice and training for researchers to guide them through the development of their ethics applications prior to submitting them for approval by the appropriate ethics committee. The office also manages the support and administration of the ethics committees at the University of Sydney.
The University has three Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs) and a number of supporting committees which are entrusted to protect the mental and physical welfare, rights, dignity and safety of human participants in research at all times.
All research is reviewed and conducted within the guidelines set out in the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) - Updated 2018.
Contact the Human Ethics Manager on +61 2 9036 9161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about human ethics.
Committees are comprised of mandatory members and additional members with expertise relevant to University of Sydney research. Under the National Statement the minimum membership is eight including:
The committee should ideally have equal numbers of men and women.
For more information, see section 5.1 of the National Statement (2007) (pp. 80-81).
If you are an external organisation with no direct link to the University, and would like to submit a human ethics application for approval through our HRECs, contact the Human Ethics Manager on +61 2 9036 9161 or email email@example.com.
Please be aware that a charge will apply.
The University has two Animal Ethics Committees (AECs) whose primary role is to protect the welfare of animals used in research and teaching and ensure that their use is justified and scientifically worthwhile.
Prior to any research on animals being undertaken, an application must be submitted, reviewed and approved by an AEC, in line with the NSW Animal Research Act 1985 and the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes 8th edition (2013).
Download the Animal Ethics Committee Terms of Reference (102KB PDF).
Contact the Animal Ethics Manager on +61 2 8627 8174 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about animal ethics.
Each AEC is composed of approximately 15 people from four categories below. One third of the committee must comprise of Category C / Category D members.
Respect for animals is a priority and the University ensures that the highest standards of animal welfare are maintained across our various research sites. The AECs and researchers working with animals have access to veterinary support to ensure that they meet the requirements of the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes 8th edition (2013).
Email email@example.com for more information about animal welfare.
The University of Sydney welcomes clinical research partnerships with industry leaders in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and device development.
If you are interested in undertaking a clinical trial which is conducted at, or sponsored by the University, contact the Clinical Trial Risk & Governance Manager on +61 2 8627 8164 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can raise complaints or concerns about:
Please refer any matters to the appropriate team below.
The Director of Research Integrity and Ethics Administration
+61 2 8627 0200
Human Ethics Manager
+61 2 9036 9161
Animal Ethics Manager
+61 2 8627 8174
View a full list of research contacts