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Complaints may be received about researchers or the conduct of research, or about the conduct of the Human Research Ethics Committee.  They may be made by participants, researchers, staff of institutions, or others. All complaints received will be handled promptly and sensitively.

The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (Section 9) describes 'research misconduct' and specifies institutional processes for dealing with it.


Complaints by participants about the conduct of an approved research project may be made in writing to:

The Patient Liaison Office via:

  • Email:
  • Post: Patient Liaison Office, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Reply Paid 1629, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
  • Phone: (07) 3176 5598

It will help us if you can provide your full name, contact details, the clinic/department that provided the service, and a full description of your experience.

or the Metro South Human Research Ethics Committee via:

  • Email:
  • Post: HREC Coordinator, Centres For Health Research, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Translation Research Institute, Level 7, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
  • Phone: (07) 3443 8049
Last updated 6 November 2017
Last reviewed 3 March 2015

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