Our Ethics Committee exists to ensure data about people is handled with respect and in line with best practice.

It comprises 12 members representing a broad cross-section of the community, including professionals experienced in providing care, researchers, and people representing the general community.

Our Ethics Committee is established under Section 16 of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act. Its functions and membership are prescribed in the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Ethics Committee) Regulations 2018.

Lodging applications to the AIHW Ethics Committee

Before lodging an application to the Committee, first check to see if the data you require are already publicly available.  Review Our data collections. If not, you need to contact the relevant data custodian to discuss your data request.

To lodge an application to the AIHW Ethics Committee, use EthOS, the Ethics Online System. You can also use EthOS to lodge monitoring reports and track the progress of your application.

Only applications that satisfy Committee requirements will be presented to the Committee for consideration. 

The Principal Investigator is responsible for ensuring that applications are prepared to the appropriate standard.

Email the Ethics Secretariat or phone +61 2 6249 5004.

Accessing EthOS

Head to the EthOS login page.