Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002 (Cth) - Level 5

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An Act to regulate certain activities involving the use of human embryos. The Act deals with issues concerning the use of human embryos, including excess ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology) embyros - being embryos produced during assisted reproductive technology treatment of a woman - that are no longer required by the woman and her spouse. The Act prescribes the NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council) and its licensing committee as the body responsible for issuing licences to use human and excess ART embryos for the purposes of research. Further the Act provides that such research must be reviewed, recommended and monitored by an accredited Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC). The Act requires that proper consent be given by parties involved in the creation of the embryo prior to its use; and, prohibits cloning.

The University does not conduct research involving human embryos.

Relevant Compliance Frameworks

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