National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research - Australian Government


You may need to comply with this code if you intend to undertake research involving human embryos.

This code will be used in determining applications for a licence to undertake research involving human embryos.

This statement provides a national reference point for ethical considerations relevant to all research involving humans. It provides guidance for researchers, ethics committees, institutions, organisations and the public on how such research should be designed and conducted so as to conform to those principles and reflect those values.

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.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Research Involving Human Embryos Regulations 2017 Australian Government

Administering agency

National Health and Medical Research Council

Embryo Research Licensing Committee

Contact details

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