Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Guidance

The National Statement is constructed on the premise that ethical conduct “is more than simply doing the right thing. It involves acting in the right spirit, out of an abiding respect and concern for one’s fellow creatures”.  The National Statement is not a list of rules, rather it provides guidance on ways to consider ethical issues related to human research. 

Human research undertaken at CSU, whether it be interviewing rural small business holders, testing psychological theory with an online questionnaire, observing classroom behaviour, measuring muscle responses to fitness training, product testing in a shopping mall is required to consider the ethical considerations raised in the National Statement.

The list of research activities could go on for pages.  For guidance on your specific research refer to the National Statement.  Chapters by title are below for quick reference: