Human ethics

From Thursday, 16 September 2021, all ethics applications will be submitted via Massey University's Upgraded Research Information Management System (RIMS).  Access to RIMS and all information regarding policy, application processes and guidance material can be found on OneMassey (Staff) and MyHub (Students).

This information is for staff and students who wish to conduct research, teaching and evaluation activities which involve human participants. Massey has outlined the principles you must apply, your obligations, approval and notification procedures, seminar programmes and useful ethics-related sources.

Before beginning these activities it is essential that you are familiar with Massey University’s policies and procedures concerning such activities and that you undertake an ethical analysis of your proposed project.

Please note that projects in which recruitment and/or data collection have commenced cannot be given retrospective approval, or be processed through the low risk notification procedures.

For more information please download the Code of ethical conduct for research, teaching and evaluations involving human participants.

Human ethics applications are completed online.  The system is designed to lift the administrative burden on researchers and to expedite the process.  Please refer to the online application and notification procedures page of this website for the step-by-step application procedure and access to the online application.


Human Ethics Annual Reports - snapshots

Human ethics snapshot of 2016 (864 KB)

Human Ethics Chairs Committee Annual Reports

2015 human ethics chairs committee annual report (236 KB)

2016 human ethics chairs committee annual report (254 KB)

2017 human ethics chairs committee annual report (248 KB)