Human ethics

This information is for staff and students who wish to conduct research, teaching and evaluation activities which involve human participants. Massey has outlined the principles you must apply, your obligations, approval and notification procedures, seminar programmes and useful ethics-related sources.

Before beginning these activities it is essential that you are familiar with Massey University’s policies and procedures concerning such activities and that you undertake an ethical analysis of your proposed project.

Please note that projects in which recruitment and/or data collection have commenced cannot be given retrospective approval, or be processed through the low risk notification procedures.

For more information please download the Code of ethical conduct for research, teaching and evaluations involving human participants.

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A new ethics system has been introduced to Massey University to allow researchers to fill out applications online.  The system is designed to lift the administrative burden on researchers and to expedite the process.  While ethical standards have not changed, the application process has been simplified.

Training is available for staff and student researchers.  Please refer to the training seminars page of this website for more details and bookings.


Human Ethics Annual Reports - snapshots

Human Ethics Snapshot of 2014

Human Ethics Snapshot of 2015 (839 KB)

Human Ethics Chairs Committee Annual Reports

2014 Human ethics chairs committee annual report (495 KB)

2015 human ethics chairs committee annual report (236 KB)

Human Ethics Code revision

Massey staff interested in being involved in the revision of Massey University's Human Ethics Code can find more information on this page in staffroom.

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