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Research Ethics

Massey University is committed to ensuring that all research is conducted in a responsible and ethical manner and complies with all external requirements. Accordingly, staff must ensure that all activities undertaken by them or by students whom they supervise conform to the following codes of conduct:

  • Code of Ethical Conduct for Research, Teaching and Evaluations involving Human Participants
  • Code of Ethical Conduct for the Use of Live Animals for Research, Testing and Teaching
  • Code of Conduct for Research involving the Importation or Development of Low Risk Genetically Modified Organisms using Recombinant DNA.
Research Ethics maintains application procedures and administers the following committees who assist in ensuring that proposed activities conform to the codes:
  • Human Ethics Committee: Northern
  • Human Ethics Committee: Southern A
  • Human Ethics Committee: Southern B
  • Animal Ethics Committee
  • Genetic Technology Committee

Contact information

Animcal Ethics:

Miralie Thomas Vincent


+64 6 350 5575
Genetic Technology: Miralie Thomas Vincent gtc@massey.ac.nz +64 6 350 5575
Human Ethics: Patsy Broad
humanethics@massey.ac.nz +64 6 350 5573

Physical and courier address

Research Ethics
Old Main Building
Massey University
Corner Albany Drive and Collinson Road
Palmerston North
New Zealand

Postal address

Research Ethics (PN221)
Massey University
Private Bag 11 222
Palmerston North
New Zealand


Research Ethics