Ethics Complaints

Institutions may receive complaints about researchers or the conduct of research, or about the conduct of the University's Human and Animal Research Ethics Committees (HREC and ACEC). Complaints may be made by participants, researchers, staff of institutions, animal carers, students or members of the public. Be assured that all complaints will be handled with sensitivity and confidentiality.

Complaints regarding allegations of research misconduct are handled in accordance with the Southern Cross University Research Responsible Conduct Policy and the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research.

The Chairs of the Southern Cross University Human and Animal Ethics Committees act as advisors on research integrity and will investigate any complaints relating to the ethical review or ethical conduct of research.  They can be contacted as follows:

Professor Colleen Cartwright
E: colleen.cartwright@scu.edu.au

Professor Brendan Kelaher
E: brendan.kelaher@scu.edu.au

In the case of a complaint about the Research Ethics Committees contact:

Research Ethics Officer
Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research)
Southern Cross University
PO Box 157
Lismore NSW 2480
T: +61 2 6620 3611
E: ethics.lismore@scu.edu.au