Session Information

The BEL Low and Negligible (LNR) Research Sub-committee will be providing a series of Human Research Ethics one-to-one drop-in sessions to offer support to BEL researchers – both staff and students seeking to ask research ethics questions specific to their projects or ethics applications. While the sessions will be particularly useful for new BEL researchers and incoming PhD and honours students, current researchers and students are also welcome to attend.

Did you know you must have ethics approval before conducting human research? Human research is research conducted with or about people, or their data or tissue. Per the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007 (updated 2018), human participation includes the involvement of human beings in the following activities:

  • surveys, interviews or focus groups;
  • psychological, physiological or medical testing or treatments;
  • observation by researchers;
  • having their personal documents or other materials accessed;
  • collection and use of their body organs, tissues or fluids (e.g. skin, blood, urine, saliva, hair, bones, tumour and other biopsy specimens) or their exhaled breath, and; their information (in individually identifiable, re-identifiable or non-identifiable form) as part of an existing published or unpublished source or database being accessed.

Register to attend

Register your attendance at (including your preference for Zoom/in-person).

RSVP by Friday 23 July.


About BEL Faculty Research Integrity and Research Ethics Information Sessions

UQ and Research Integrity

More than ever the public is demanding accountability of academic researchers in all fields of endeavour. The value and benefit of research depends on its trustworthiness. Trust begins when researchers act responsibly and with integrity in proposing, conducting and reporting research.

UQ is committed to upholding the highest standards of integrity in research and scholarship and considers deviations from these standards as serious. Although uncommon, research misconduct can occur at any premier research institution, including UQ.

Researchers at UQ must conduct their research in a manner consistent with the standards set out in our policies and procedures and in the 'Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research' (NHMRC et al 2007).

In addition to the BEL LNR sessions, the Research Ethics & Integrity Office will also provide drop-in sessions for UQ researchers, which are also attended by non-BEL researchers. See the training dates.

Past BEL ethics information sessions

1 August 2019 information session (PDF, 2.4 MB)

21 February and 5 March 2019 information sessions (PDF, 2.7 MB)

2 March 2018 information session (PDF, 1MB)

1 August 2018 information session (PDF, 2MB) 

For more information, visit the Equity, Integrity & Compliance website


Sir Llew Edwards Building (14)
or Zoom (by arrangement)