This course was developed with the support of an Open Access Teaching Award from The University of Southern Queensland.

Dr Tanya Machin is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology and Counselling and led the development of this resource.

Associate Professor Charlotte Brownlow is Associate Dean Graduate Research School, with a particular interest in research ethics.

Mrs Annmaree Jackson was previously the Ethics Coordinator at USQ and assisted researchers in the conduct of ethical research. 

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It can be cited as follows:

Machin, T., Brownlow, C., and Jackson, A. (2019). Human Research Ethics Foundation. 

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