National Statement on Ethical Issues For Research Involving Injecting & Illicit Drug Users

The guidelines that have informed this national statement  were originally developed in 1997 by AIVL’s member organisation in NSW, the NSW Users & AIDS Association (NUAA) for use in the NSW context. At the time NUAA developed the NSW-based guidelines, AIVL was an unfunded national network with no permanent premises or staff. As much of the research funding in the area of illicit drugs and blood borne viruses is funded nationally through the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC), it was decided that upon receiving funding for a program of policy activities in 2000, AIVL should adapt the NUAA guidelines into a national statement to promote further discussion and action in this area.

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