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.