University research policies regarding self-experimentation

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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

Kate Cumming, University of Sydney

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I am out of the office have no access to email. I will respond to your message as soon as possible on Monday 9 January 2023.

Thanks and all the best,


Ryan McConville, University of Sydney

Dear Mr Diamond


Thank you for your email.


I have been unable to locate any specific policy regarding
self-experimentation on the University Policy Register, available at:


Our policies concerning research ethics and integrity can be accessed
within the same register at:


As a next step, I recommend contacting our Research Integrity Manager to
discuss your request further on +61 2 8627 0200 or by email
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If you are not satisfied with your response,  please contact us at
[4][USYD request email] to discuss your request further.


Kind regards



Ryan McConville | Privacy Advisor 
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