Conducting Research in the Region

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Ethics Approval Processes

Meeting the relevant ethics approval requirements in-country is essential for research integrity, both in terms of the conduct of the research and the products and outcomes. The guidance below contains information related to the processes of obtaining ethics approval for research in selected developing countries across the Pacific and Asia.

These documents are designed to be used as a guidance for research which involves the participation of human participants. Individuals, organisations and institutions can use this guidance as a starting point for seeking ethics approval for their research.

The use of ethics review processes in-country by researchers based in Australia should complement the appropriate ethics approval requirements of Australian regulations and institutions.

The information contained is current to the best of our knowledge as of July 2017. If you have any further information regarding the processes detailed in these guidance documents, please be in touch.

Ethics Approval Processes in the Pacific

Find details of ethics approval processes in: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu.

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Ethics Approval Processes in Asia

Ethics Approval Processes in Asia

Find details of ethics approval processes in: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.

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