National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research - Australian Government


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

The Agency will consider the provisions of this code when 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.

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 can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

National Health and Medical Research Council

Embryo Research Licensing Committee

Licensing and Compliance

Contact details

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


Mailing address: GPO BOX 1421
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6217 9000
Phone: 1800 230 583
Fax: 02 6217 9175