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

FOI Coordinator, Curtin University of Technology

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FOI Coordinator, Curtin University of Technology

Good afternoon

I refer to you email below and advise that the University (Research Office) does not have any formal policies or documentation regarding self-experimentation.


Annette Rooke
Information Disclosure Compliance Officer
Freedom of Information Coordinator
Legal Services

Curtin University
Tel | +61 8 9266 1036
Mobile | 0466 552 523

Email | [Curtin University of Technology request email]

CRICOS Provider Code 00301J

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Hello Annette,
Many thanks for the informative reply.
Yours sincerely,

Mark R. Diamond