Ethical Guidelines on the Use of Assisted Reproductive Technology in Clinical Practice and Research (ART Guidelines) - Australian Government

Description

You may be required to comply with this code if you intend to undertake research involving human embryos. To be eligible for a licence to undertake research involving human embryos, you must have appropriate protocols in place to enable proper consent to be obtained before human embryos or eggs are used. These guidelines specify the standard of proper consent.

The Agency will consider the provisions of this code when determining applications for a licence to undertake research involving human embryos.

The guidelines address issues such as counselling, informed decision making, accreditation and approval processes, record keeping, prohibited and unacceptable practices and dissemination of research results.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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

Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Research Involving Human Embryos Regulations 2003 Australian Government

Administering agency

National Health and Medical Research Council

Embryo Research Licensing Committee

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries, Embryo Research Licensing

Embryo Research Licensing Committee

National Health and Medical Research Council

Operating address: 16 Marcus Clarke Street
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1421
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 1300 064 672
Phone: 02 6217 9000
Fax: 02 6217 9100
Email: embryo.research@nhmrc.gov.au