Torrens University Australia (TUA) is committed to the ethical and responsible conduct of human research and aligns to the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007 (updated 2018), referred to as the National Statement.

"Human research is research conducted with or about people, or their data or tissue." (National Statement)

In line with the National Statement, research projects at TUA that involve people, their data or tissue, require review and approval in writing, prior to commencement. Retrospective ethics approval cannot be provided.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

At TUA the Ethical Review Manager (EthicsRM) online system by Infonetica is in place to manage ethics applications for research projects that involve humans. EthicsRM utilises licensed copy of the NHMRC's Human Research Ethics Application Form (HREA) for electronic submission of ethics applications. This online environment enables collaboration between researchers.

For further information contact the Human Research Ethics Office at ethics@torrens.edu.au