To ensure that we maintain and develop these high ethical standards, all research at the Brotherhood of St Laurence is reviewed by our Human Research Ethics Committee. This committee is registered with the National Health and Medical Research Council and its work is guided by the NHMRC's National statement on ethical conduct in research involving humans.
Research ethics applications must demonstrate that:
The ethics committee comprises internal and external members. It is chaired by Shelley Mallett, Professorial Fellow, Social Policy, at the University of Melbourne, and General Manager, Research and Policy Centre at the Brotherhood of St Laurence.
To seek ethics approval to conduct research at the Brotherhood:
The Human Research Ethics Committee currently meets twice each year.
All applications between meetings are reviewed and assessed by a subgroup of members, with oversight and approval by the Chair of the Ethics Committee.
If you have any enquiries or feedback related to research ethics at the Brotherhood of St Laurence, please contact: Dr Helen Kimberley Research Ethics Coordinator Email: hkimberley(at)bsl.org.au
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Acknowledgement of country
The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.