Victoria University of Wellington is committed to meeting the highest ethical standards for all research that involves animal or human participants.
Victoria University of Wellington undertakes a wide range of research and consultancy work. This includes research with human participants in the form of interviews, ethnographic and participatory research, surveys, questionnaires and experiments, through to research with human-derived tissue and animals.
The University’s Research Office provides support to researchers in all schools and faculties to ensure they meet the highest scientific and ethical standards. Researchers are bound by University policies and statutes, and regulatory codes under New Zealand law.
Detailed information for staff on ethics approval processes, guidelines and committees can be found on the staff intranet.
Research and human ethics
Our researchers work with the Human Ethics Committee to ensure that they follow responsible and robust processes when conducting any research involving people, their data or tissue. The University promotes a collaborative approach to understanding and developing best practice in research ethics.
Read more about human ethics in research at Victoria University of Wellington.
Research and animal ethics
Victoria University of Wellington is committed to a responsible approach to research practices and operates under the University’s Code of Ethical Conduct for the use of Live Animals for Teaching and Research.
As part of this code, the University has an Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) with a membership approved by the Ministry for Primary Industries.
Any research involving animals at the University, or in other institutions operating under our code, must be approved and monitored by the committee.
Read more about animal ethics in research at Victoria University of Wellington.
Information for staff on the ethics approval process, guidelines and committees can be found on the staff intranet.