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Evaluation of NHMRC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research Ethics

The Lowitja Institute, in partnership with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and on behalf of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), undertook an evaluation of Values and Ethics: Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research 2004 (Values and Ethics) [310KB] and Keeping Research on Track: A guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples about health research ethics 2005 (Keeping Research on Track) [5.8MB].

The evaluation sought to provide advice to the NHMRC on:

  • How to improve the effectiveness of the guidelines through interrogating their practical application
  • Training, capacity building, further investigations and/or development of additional appropriate guiding materials
  • Maintaining the contemporary nature of the guidelines through collection of suggested amendments, application and content and coverage issues.

The Evaluation Report [1MB] of these two guidelines for the NHMRC is now available for download.

If you have any queries regarding this evaluation, please contact either Mr Ray Lovett at AIATSIS (e:, t: 02 6246 1174) or Ms Mary Guthrie at the Lowitja Institute (e:, t: 03 8341 5504).

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Created: 20 May 2013 - Updated: 20 July 2016