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Ethics Exemption

Ethics Protocol Number: 2021/373
Project Title: The National Placement Evaluation Centre [NPEC] (Australia)

The Chairperson of the University of Wollongong and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC), Dr Susan Thomas, reviewed the following documents in response to your request to exempt the above activity from HREC review:

  • The Placement Evaluation Tool (PET) Nursing Student
  • The Placement Evaluation Tool (PET) (Supervisor)
  • Business Case: A proposal for The National- Placement Evaluation Centre (N-PEC) (Australia) (V7 14 August 2021)

National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research definition of research and is consistent with the NHMRC guidance contained in Ethical Considerations in Quality Assurance and Evaluation Activities. The activity is considered by the Chairperson to be a quality assurance project and therefore exempt from
ethical review.