Research at ACC

Get ACC Research Ethics Committee approval for your research

ACC meets ethical requirements when conducting research. We have a committee and a set of guidelines to ensure these requirements are met. Researchers who are planning on conducting research that involves, or affects, ACC clients, or uses our claims data will need approval from our Research Ethics Committee.

Research Ethics Committee

The Research Ethics Committee oversees ethical issues relating to research. They approve all the research applications involving ACC clients and data, ensuring the proposed research is to a high ethical standard consistent with legislation and national best practice.

Members of the Committee are from inside and outside ACC. The current external and ACC members are:

External members

  • John Kleinsman, Head of Research and Director, The Nathaniel Centre
  • Hilary Stace, Research Fellow, Health Services Research Centre, School of Government, Victoria University.

ACC members

  • ACC Privacy Officer
  • Representative from the Clinical Services Directorate
  • Manager Information Strategy & Planning
  • National Manager, Cultural Services

Applying for ACC Research Ethics Committee approval

To apply to the Research Ethics Committee for research approval:

Guidance on completing the ethics application

The ACC Research Ethics Committee has developed guidance to support both our staff and external researchers. The guidelines aim to:

  • lay an effective ethical foundation for research
  • promote high ethical standards consistent with legislation and national best practice.

For more information download Guidance on completing the ethics application (PDF 243K).

Meeting dates

These are the meeting dates for the Research Ethics Committee:

Meeting dates for 2017

Note: Ethics applications are due to the secretary of the ethics committee two weeks prior to the ethics meeting.

  • Wednesday 1 February
  • Wednesday 8 March
  • Wednesday 12 April
  • Wednesday 10 May
  • Wednesday 14 June
  • Wednesday 12 July
  • Wednesday 9 August
  • Wednesday 13 September
  • Wednesday 11 October
  • Wednesday 8 November
  • Wednesday 13 December.

Contact details

Email any enquiries about our research ethics to

Reviewed: 22 January 2016