Ethics and Research

Ethical Review and Research Approval 

CMHDARN seeks to encourage researchers to participate in a process of peer-review regarding ethical issues to promote ethical conduct in practice-based research in mental health and alcohol and other drugs sectors. This process helps to improve the quality of research related to these sectors, which, in turn, makes the research more useful for CMHDARN’s members.CMHDARN will support community managed mental health and AOD sectors to both implement and demonstrate ethical research in their workplace.

Research proposals are expected to follow the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research Guidelines (2007) along with CMHDARN’s Best Practice Guides: Ask the Experts: A CMHDARN Best Practice Guide to Enabling Consumer and Carer Leadership in Research and Evaluation (2015) and Research Ethics (2016)

More information on CMHDARN’s ‘Ethical Review and Research Approval’ will be available soon.


Useful Resources: 

NSW Health

National Health and Medical Research Council

Understanding Consent in Research Involving Children: the ethical issues – A handbook for ethics committees and researchers

St James Ethics Centre

Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine

The Ethics Guidebook