Women’s Safety Services of Central Australia are committed to supporting research that advances opportunities for people affected by domestic, family and sexual violence.
WoSSCA encourages research that informs policy development and creates better practice in our industry.
WoSSCA advocates for research that highlights the realities of those most vulnerable in our community.
We welcome researchers, both national and international, to approach us about their research intentions. We are happy to share information with relevant researchers, assuming their key points are aligned with our values and they have received the relevant ethics approval.
Conducting Ethical Research
Research involving Indigenous people, must adhere to strict guidelines to ensure their safety, privacy and dignity is preserved and respected.
Please see the Ethical Guidelines for Research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples for more on this.
Research involving vulnerable groups such as culturally and linguistically diverse people and LGBTQI people, and women and children in general, must adhere to strict guidelines to ensure their safety, privacy and dignity is preserved and respected. Please see the guidelines of local ethics committees for specifics around this.
Research in the Northern Territory is reviewed and considered by two committees, sponsored by the Northern Territory Department of Health.
These committees are:
Top End Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC)
Central Australian Human Research Ethics Committee (CAHREC)
For more information about national ethics requirements, contact the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Research We Have Been Involved In
We are regularly involved in research, either through participation or contribution.
Some examples of projects we have been involved with are as follows: