The Human Ethics Committee was established as a Committee of the Council of Lincoln University on 14 December 1999.
Human Ethics Committee's aims
- To ensure that all research at Lincoln University which involves human participants meets established ethical standards including requirements specified by funding agencies such as the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology, Health Research Council and Lottery Health Research.
- To educate Lincoln University staff on the needs and requirements for ethically sound research and teaching practices.
- To ensure Lincoln University is an institution where high ethical standards of research are maintained.
- To minimise any risk of liability faced by the University or its members by research projects involving human subjects.
Terms of reference
- Promote awareness of the need for research involving human participants to be of the highest ethical standards as outlined in the Committee’s Principles and Guidelines.
- Either review non-exempted research and teaching projects involving human participants and approve proposals that meet agreed ethical standards, or ensure that research, such as clinical trials, which needs to be approved by an external accredited regional ethics committee is indeed only proceeding after having been so approved.
- Monitor approved research projects and programmes as continuing to meet ethical standards and from time to time check that project leaders whose research is required to have ethical approval are indeed having their projects reviewed by the Committee.
- Maintain an awareness within Lincoln University of the ethical requirements of all appropriate funding agencies.
- Report on the activities of the committee to the Vice-Chancellor, the Council and the HRC Ethics Committee annually and, as required on specific issues arising, to the Vice-Chancellor and to the Council where the Council's attention or consideration may be warranted.
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Phone: +64 3 423 0817
Email: The Human Ethics Committee or write to:
Human Ethics Committee
Research & Commercialisation Office
PO Box 85084
Page last updated on: 22/08/2013