The public consultation on the draft Chapters in Section 3 and Section 5 for inclusion in the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) is now open.
Developed by the Australian Health Ethics Committee (AHEC), the draft chapters provide advice for both researchers and Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs) addressing ethical considerations in the design, development, review and conduct of research (Chapter 3.1) and ethical considerations specific to genomic research (Chapter 3.5).
New introductory language for Section 3 has also been developed. The changes to Chapters 5.1, 5.2 and 5.5 (outlining institutional and researcher responsibilities) that are proposed follow from and are a consequence of the changes to Section 3.
Submissions & Further Information
The closing date for submissions is 5pm (AEDST) Wednesday 21 December 2016.
Please visit the NHMRC’s Public Consultation Portal for further details, or to make a submission.