Code of Practice for the Exposure of Humans to Ionizing Radiation for Research Purposes (2005) - Australian Government


You may need to comply with this code if you are involved in research that exposes people to ionizing radiation.

The code applies to research involving humans who are exposed to radiation which is additional to that received as part of their normal clinical management. It applies to research involving healthy volunteers and / or patients and includes research with diagnostic / therapeutic agents and procedures.

The code outlines the roles and responsibilities of:

  • researchers proposing to undertake a project
  • medical physicists verifying or assessing doses and undertaking radiation risk assessment
  • the responsible person for the radioactive material, radiation apparatus, facility or premises.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 2018 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency

Regulatory Services

Licensing and Compliance

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