The Ten to Men study abides by Australia's rigorous ethical standards.

Our ethics committee

The first 2 waves of Ten to Men were approved by the University of Melbourne Human Research Ethics Committee.

When management of the study transferred to us in 2018, ethics approval transferred to our Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC).

Our HREC is registered with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and ensures our research adheres to the ethical standards outlined in the:

See our HREC Terms of Reference.


Our HREC provided approval for data collection activities for Waves 3 and 4. 

WaveApplication numberDate approved
32019-1323 June 2020
42021-0220 June 2022
42022-0520 June 2022
Sample top up2023-1011 August 2023

Complaints or concerns

The Ten to Men team are committed to research integrity and the ethical conduct of all research projects. If you have concerns about the ethical conduct of the study you can contact the Ethics Committee Secretariat.

The Ethics Committee secretariat is not connected to the research project and can respond to your concern impartially.