Recruiting UniSA Staff and Students, and access to UniSA Data

The University strives to preserve the privacy of its staff and students, and maintain confidentiality of data and other information held by the University. The University also aims to protect its staff and students from unsolicited emails, and minimise staff and students being over-researched. The University therefore discourages the recruitment of its staff and students, and the collection of data and other information for research purposes, unless the nature of the research is beneficial to the University and/or its staff and students.

For University-wide permission to recruit/access UniSA staff, students or data for research purposes, including permission to send emails and/or put up flyers/posters, or just for permission which involves more than one Unit, please email the Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research and Enterprise (DVC:RE) to request written permission, only after receiving final ethics approval, and attach a copy of the ethics approval for the DVC:RE. You must then send the DVC:RE's written permission to, quoting your ethics project number.

For the involvement of only an individual Unit or Institute, written permission must be obtained by contacting the relevant person listed below. This can be done before or after final ethics approval is obtained. However, in etiher case, you must either attach the written permission to your ethics application (prior to receiving approval), or send it to, quoting your ethics project number (if after approval is received).

Unit/Institute Person Role
ALH Prof Susan Hillier Dean of Research
BIS Prof Nancy Arthur Dean of Research
CHS A/Prof David Evans HREC Deputy Chair
CTV Prof Craig Batty Dean of Research
EDC Prof Sam Sellar Dean of Research
JUS Prof Jill Dorrian Dean of Research
STM Prof Enzo Lombi Dean of Research
CRI / CCB A/Prof David Evans HREC Deputy Chair
FII Prof Peter Murphy Director


Permission to access information held in particular University databases must also be sought from the relevant Unit Director or senior manager.

Permission to recruit via the staff or student portals must also be obtained from the managers/coordinators of those systems.

For recruitment within Administrative Units of the University, permission must be sought from the Unit Director.

Please also contact the Facilities Management Unit and/or the UniSA Students Association (where relevant) for permission to post flyers or posters on campus.


it is the researcher’s responsibility to ensure that they obtain all relevant permissions, and forward evidence of this to for our records, along with maintaining evidence of these permissions in their own records for the project.


 Relevant University policies and guidelines