Research which involves the use of human or animal material is subject to ethical reviews. Researchers are obliged to address ethical requirements through ethics applications.
Researchers should explain the processes used to protect research participants including the steps taken to ensure anonymity of data. This could also include an explanation of constraints to data sharing. It may not be appropriate to share confidential data with other researchers depending on the level of consent which has been received from participants.Please visit the Human Ethics office at UWA for further information on guidelines, code of conduct and Human Ethics resources.
See the following Australian National Data Service (ANDS) recommendations for ethics, consent and data sharing: