Privacy in Research

Essential knowledge for Researchers, Research Managers and Coordinators, HRECs and Research Governance staff.

Session Outline

Ethical research requires consideration of “privacy and confidentiality” in research design and conduct. Federal, State and Territory privacy law delegates some important decision-making about when the use and disclosure of “personal information” will be legally allowed.

  • When can privacy considerations be overridden? 
  • What is personal information and when is it deemed sensitive 
  • Where does ‘consent’ fit in?  

This 4-hour training course is specially designed to explore Federal and jurisdictional privacy law, and its application to research and is targeted to anyone involved in research design, conduct, ethical review, and governance of all types of research. 

Participants can claim 3 CPD points on completion of the workshop.

Learning Objectives 

At the completion of this session, you will be able to: 


This workshop involves several group-based activities that will assist you to better navigate federal and jurisdictional privacy law and regulations. Through facilitator led, guided group discussion you will share the experiences of peers and learn from each other about unique challenges and suggested strategies for success.   


About the Facilitator


Andrea Calleia has extensive experience in the learning and development field and has specialised in privacy training since 2003 when she managed the privacy education program for the NSW Privacy Commissioner’s Office. She has developed and delivered customised privacy training on behalf of clients including QANTAS, Sage Software, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, and PRAXIS Australia. 

Andrea has been appointed to the IAPP’s ANZ Advisory Board for 2020/2021, to promote and serve the privacy profession in Australia and New Zealand. 

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$550pp plus GST 

Discounts apply for groups of 10 or more. 

2022 Virtual Workshop Dates

Thursday, 17th February: 10.00am – 14.00pm AEST/AEDT

Thursday, 21st April: 10.00am – 14.00pm AEST/AEDT

Tuesday, 7th June: 10.00am – 14.00pm AEST/AEDT

PRAXIS Australia has the right to cancel a workshop or training session (or move the event format online) due to unforeseen circumstances such as low registration/attendance numbers or changes in Government restrictions surrounding the ongoing COVID19 pandemic. For more information regarding our Cancellation Policy and your rights as a student, please see our Student Terms and Conditions document. 

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