Records relating to University research projects with outcomes that are or become:
• of high interest;
• the subject of widespread debate or contention in the public arena;
• have a major national or international significance;
• change the commonly held view or approach (paradigm shifting);
• alter or vary the typical example;
• where the principle investigator has a widely acknowledged influence in the area of scholarship;
• representative case for or epitome of a subject;
• projects that involve the use of major or new innovative techniques;
• have potential major or long term impact on the environment, heritage, society or human health; or
• have a legislative requirement to retain the records permanently, such as research involving Gene Therapy and Biotechnology.
Records relating to research that is not deemed major, as outlined above.
A clinical trial is a form of human research designed to find out the effects of an intervention, including a treatment or diagnostic procedure.
A clinical trial can involve testing a drug, a surgical procedure, other therapeutic procedures and devices, a preventive procedure, or a diagnostic device or procedure.(definition from: National Health & Medical Research Council (2009) National Statement on the Ethical Conduct of Human Research, pg 33)