How we work
An important part of any research is to maintain ethical standards and have appropriate approval from an institutional Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC). The Mayi Kuwayu Study has approval from the Australian National University’s HREC.
Mayi Kuwayu has also been approved by five other key HRECs that focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research.
We have sought approval for the Mayi Kuwayu Study in every state and territory in Australia that has an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander specific ethics committee.
In 2015, we gained ethics approval for the pilot phase of the survey from AIATSIS. Their HREC uses its own internationally respected Guidelines for Ethical Research in Australian Indigenous Studies when reviewing research projects.
Once we completed the pilot testing, we obtained approval from AIATSIS to run community focus group workshops and for participant recruitment.
The Mayi Kuwayu Study is approved by these Human Research Ethics Committees
If you have questions, comments or concerns about this study, call our helpline: 1800 531 600
You can also contact the Mayi Kuwayu Study Leader, Dr Ray Lovett at firstname.lastname@example.org
For complaints, you can also contact:
The ANU Human Research Ethics Committee
The Australian National University
You can contact the relevant State/Territory Human Research Ethics Committees here