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Ethical standards for health and disability research

Information on the ethical standards for observational and for intervention studies.

The Health and Disability Ethics Committees (HDECs) check that proposed health and disability research meets or exceeds established ethical standards determined by the National Ethics Advisory Committee (NEAC). These ethical standards are contained in the National Ethical Standards for Health and Disability Research and Quality Improvement.

These standards apply to all health and disability research, regardless of whether HDEC review is required for that research.