Ethics and Integrity


All human research carried out by staff and students at the University of Melbourne requires ethics approval. In law this includes, but is not restricted to, gathering information about human beings (and organisations) through interviewing, surveying, questionnaires, observation of human behaviour and audio/video taping.


JD and MLM students - refer to Canvas Communities for further information

Infonectica Ethics Research Manager (ERM)

The innovative new Infonetica Ethics Review Manager (ERM) system is now live for researchers (staff and students) to use to create and submit new human research ethics applications. Researchers no longer have access to Themis Human Ethics Workbench.

What’s changed?

  • You may notice that no projects are listed in your ‘Work Area’ in Infonetica ERM, as inflight applications in Themis will be available in the new system after 2 November.
  • Historical/completed applications in Themis will not be available in Infonetica ERM. If you are staff and need a copy, please call the Service Centre on (03) 8344 0888, and students please call the Research Helpline on (03) 8344 0999.

What do I need to do?

Researchers and graduate researchers who submit human ethics applications are encouraged to attend one 1.5 hour training session to learn how to use Infonetica ERM.

The training session will cover the new human ethics application process, how to use Infonetica ERM to submit applications, including the new human ethics committee structures and meeting schedules.

To register, click on the suitable session below to apply using Eventbrite.

Date

Time

Eventbrite Registration Link

Wed 28 Oct

10.30am-12.00pm

Human Ethics Application Process & System Training

Wed 11 Nov

2.00pm-3.30pm

Human Ethics Application Process & System Training

Thu 19 Nov

10.30am-12.00pm

Human Ethics Application Process & System Training

Tue 24 Nov

10.30am-12.00pm

Human Ethics Application Process & System Training

Wed 2 Dec

1.30pm-3.00pm

Human Ethics Application Process & System Training

Please note – tailored training sessions will be held in the coming weeks for human research ethics committee members.

For more information

To find out more about Infonetica ERM, watch the training video or refer to the learning support resources on the Research Gateway.

If you have a general query related to human research ethics, please send an email to HumanEthics-Enquiries@unimelb.edu.au.

Infonetica ERM training queries can be sent via email to ethics-melbourne@unimelb.edu.au.

For technical system support

Academics: please submit a Service Now webform or call the Service Centre on (03) 8344 0888.
Graduate Researchers: please call the Research Helpline on (03) 8344 0999.