Human ethics

The University has a Human Ethics Committee which reviews, approves and monitors research projects involving human participants, their data or tissue.

The Human Ethics Committee (HEC) is responsible for the assessment of human ethics applications. They ensure that human research proceeds ethically and in accordance with the Human Ethics Policy. The committee also promotes awareness of ethical issues related to human research, and provides guidance and support to researchers at Victoria University of Wellington to help uphold high ethical standards.

Committee membership and meetings

The Human Ethics Committee maintains a diverse membership to ensure a range of ethical issues are identified and discussed. It meets regularly to consider human ethics applications and other matters. Meetings are open to applicants, their supervisors, and the public by prior arrangement.

Applying for ethics approval

Learn about the steps for ethics applications, with information on timeframes, deadlines, processes and committees.

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