Part of the HDR Development Seminar Series, Ms Janet Cohen presented the following lecture focusing on: What is Research?; What is Ethical Research?; What is Human Research? – Research involving human participants includes; Purpose of the National Statement; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) requirements; What are the roles of the HREC?; Human Ethics at Monash University; Types of review; Types of harm – Not Low Risk; Applications; When do I need ethics approval?; Exemptions; After approval; Causes of delays in approval; Privacy and research ethics; Privacy legislation; Issues to be addressed in applications.