Research process resources: Procedures for your research project

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Recruitment and informed consent

Respect for human beings involves giving due scope to people's capacity to make their own decisions. In the research context, this normally requires that participation be the result of a choice made by participants - commonly known as 'the requirement for consent'.

An appropriate recruitment strategy is essential to ensure target recruitment numbers are met to provide sufficient data to answer the research question. A recruitment strategy will also ensure participants are recruited in line with the necessary guidelines.

Data Collection and management

Good data management is a foundation of good research. If data are properly organised, preserved and well documented, and their accuracy, validity and integrity are controlled at all times, the result is high-quality data, efficient research, outputs based on solid evidence and the saving of time and resources.

Biospecimen collection and management

All biospecimen samples from hair and saliva to blood and bone marrow must be collected, stored, and destroyed as per National and local guidelines. For long-term storage of biospecimens, contact the Murdoch Children's Biobanking Facility.

Radiation in research

Any research that uses ionising radiation (for example an X-ray or CT scan) must comply with the Australia Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA). You must complete the necessary forms required by the Research Ethics and Governance Office.