- UniSA Framework for the Responsible Conduct of Research
- Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research
The HREC will review ethics protocols with significant or targeted participation of Indigenous people and communities with the expectation to see that the researchers have involved Indigenous people and/or communities from project inception (research design and methodology) through to the reporting of the research outcomes (to whom and in what form, considering cultural expectations etc). Researchers are expected to submit a protocol that demonstrates how they have addressed Indigenous inclusivity in the following phases of the research process where relevant:
- Development and approval;
- Data collection and management;
- Report Writing;
- Dissemination of the research results.
Researchers need to show how each phase of the research process is ethically defensible on the grounds that each of the following six values that lie at the heart of the "Values and Ethics: Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research" (NHMRC, 2003) have been considered:
- Spirit and Integrity
- Survival and Protection
Ideally, HDR research ethics applicants should have an Indigenous supervisor.
For further information please refer to the following documents and/or websites:
- Chapter 4.7 of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) (NHMRC)
- Values and ethics: guidelines for ethical conduct in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research (NHMRC)
- Keeping research on track: a guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples about health research ethics
- Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
- Aboriginal Health Research and Ethics Committee (AHREC), a subcommittee of the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia Inc.
- Guidelines for Ethical Research in Australian Indigenous Studies (GERAISE) .
Contact the Executive Officer of UniSA HREC for further assistance regarding Ethics and Indigenous Australian research.