Committees

Research Committees

The University Research Committee (URC) oversees research and research training at the University of Wollongong via strategic policy and management decisions taken within the URC and through the activities of its sub-committees and ensuring appropriate interaction on research issues, as well as the dissemination of information and advice to the Academic Senate.

The URC overseas a number of Operational Committees that deal with the implementation of research policies and procedures, including:

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Ethics & Integrity Committees

The Research Ethics Committees that oversee the implementation of research policies and procedures, as well as reviewing ethics applications are: 

  • Research Integrity Committee:  The Research Integrity Committee (RIC) is a subcommittee of the University Research Committee. Its role is to drive a culture of responsible conduct of research as an integral part of all research behaviours, to promote research excellence at UOW. This includes assisting in the development and review of key research policies and the provision of advice to the URC
  • Animal Ethics Committee: The Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) to review the ethical aspects of research and teaching for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes. Before conducting or commencing any research investigation, staff and students of the University are required to submit a research ethics application to the AEC and obtain approval to ensure that all statutory requirements are met.
  • Human Research Ethics Committee:  HREC approval is necessary for research ranging from examination of records containing personal information, to anonymous surveys and medical intervention. Before conducting or commencing any research investigation, staff and students of the University are required to submit a research ethics application to the HREC and obtain approval to ensure that all statutory requirements are met. There are two separate HREC committees- one for health and medical, and one for social sciences.
  • Gene Technology Review Committee:  The Gene Technology Review Committee (GTRC) reviews research and teaching applications which involve dealings with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), Before commencing any research investigation, staff and students of the University are required to submit an application to the Gene Technology Review Committee and obtain approval to ensure that all statutory requirements are met.

 

Last reviewed: 21 June, 2018