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Review of Part B of the Ethical Guidelines for the Use of Assisted Reproductive Technology in Clinical Practice and Research, 2007

Closed on Wednesday, 30 April 2014, 05:00pm (AEDT). Submissions are no longer being accepted.

The National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) Australian Health Ethics Committee (AHEC) is conducting a review of Part B of the Ethical Guidelines on the Use of Assisted Reproductive Technology in Clinical Practice and Research, 2007 (ART guidelines). Part B of the ART guidelines provides ethical guidelines for the clinical practice of ART. AHEC is conducting a public consultation on the current ethical guidance in Part B of the ART guidelines.

At this stage in the review, no revisions to the current ethical advice have been proposed. The aim of this consultation is to:

  • determine the usefulness of the current ethical guidance,
  • identify any current gaps in the ethical guidance,
  • identify any new technologies, or new uses of old technology, that may require further or different ethical guidance,
  • inform the development of revised ethical guidance.

Whilst submitters are encouraged to comment on any aspect of Part B of the ART guidelines, a number of specific questions are asked throughout the public consultation document (attached below).

A template for your response is also provided below and your use of this template is encouraged.

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Consultation date

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Closing date: 
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 - 5:00pm
Please note that for some NHMRC consultations no extensions will be given. Where extensions are available you will need to contact the project officer using the contact details at the bottom of this page. However, in order for NHMRC to extend the date of a submission you will need to have created an account and started a submission.
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