University research policies regarding self-experimentation

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I would be grateful if you would, if possible, deal with this request under administrative arrangements rather than invoking the cumbersome machinery of the Freedom of Information/Right to Information Act.

I am seeking a copy of any policy documents that your university has (most likely with your Human Research Ethics Committee [HREC], or similar) regarding research involving self-experimentation, by which I mean those projects or experiments in which the only participant is the researcher themselves.

I am particularly interested in (i) whether your university has an explicit policy regarding self-experimentation, and (ii) whether self-experimentation requires HREC review.

Yours faithfully,

Mark R. Diamond

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Hi Mark R.

USQ is contacting you regarding Right to Information request - University research policies regarding self-experimentation. Please find details below for your reference.

Response from Charlie on 21/12/2022 04.44 PM
Hi Mark,

UniSQ's suite of policies, procedures, and schedules are available publicly from [4]https://policy.usq.edu.au/

Our Human Research Ethics Procedure can be found at [5]https://policy.usq.edu.au/documents/1811... and is compliant with the NHMRC's National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, available from [6]https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/about-us/public...

Per the procedure, any research project with human participants conducted under the auspices of UniSQ is subject to HREC review, unless the study is deemed to be of negligible risk to participant(s), or if it uses existing collections of data or records that contain only non-identifiable data about human beings.

For more detailed information, I recommend that you contact our Human Ethics team by emailing [7][email address]

Thanks,

Charlie
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University of Southern Queensland
Toowoomba | Qld | 4350

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Customer from Mark R. Diamond on 21/12/2022 12.50 PM
To the University.

I would be grateful if you would, if possible, deal with this request under administrative arrangements rather than invoking the cumbersome machinery of the Freedom of Information/Right to Information Act.

I am seeking a copy of any policy documents that your university has (most likely with your Human Research Ethics Committee [HREC], or similar) regarding research involving self-experimentation, by which I mean those projects or experiments in which the only participant is the researcher themselves.

I am particularly interested in (i) whether your university has an explicit policy regarding self-experimentation, and (ii) whether self-experimentation requires HREC review.

Yours faithfully,

Mark R. Diamond

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