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Trans Research Resources


This page contains information about ethical research with trans and gender diverse people, LGBTIQA+ Research Ethics Committees, and key Australian trans health research publications.

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Two queer people looking at a laptop, photographed by Queer in Tech (3.0 US Mapbox Uncharted ERG).

Ethical Trans Research


The Transgender Research Informed Consent (TRICON) Disclosure Policy. Ten disclosure questions to improve clarity and transparency on trans inclusion in research, by the International Transgender Health Forum.


Guidance and Ethical Considerations for Undertaking Transgender Health Research and Institutional Review Boards Adjudicating this Research. Ethical considerations for both researchers and ethics review committees for undertaking trans health research.


Recognizing and responding to misleading trans health research. Using an example publication, this article highlights methodological concerns, and misinterpretation and misrepresentation of findings.


Trans Research Ethics: Challenges and Recommendations for Change. Considerations for research focus and design, data collection and analysis, and reporting and publishing practices.

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A trans person and their colleagues looking at a laptop, photographed by Freepik.

Researcher Networks


LGBTIQ+ Health & Wellbeing Research Network. Network to support researchers, promote a unified voice, and inspire evidence-based policy, established by LGBTIQ+ Health Australia.


Trans Researchers in Trans Research Network. Facebook group for trans and gender diverse students and researchers engaged in trans research in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand to connect with and support one another.

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A diverse group of colleagues sitting around a conference table, photographed by Disability:IN.

LGBTIQA+ Research Ethics Committees


ACON Research Ethics Review Committee (REC). ACON’s Research Ethics Review Committee (RERC) is made of independent researchers and health experts who provide ethical guidance to researchers, including reviewing the extent of community consultations and involvement, the appropriateness of language, indicators and survey questions, and the potential benefits and risks to participants.


Thorne Harbour Health Community Research Endorsement Panel (CREP). Thorne Harbour Health’s Research Endorsement Panel is made up of staff, organization members, and experts from the community who offer guidance on research proposals, promoting a research agenda to benefit people living with HIV/AIDS and LGBTIQA+ communities.

Key Australian Trans Health Research


Trans Health Research do research in three main areas: gender affirming hormone therapy, mental health and wellbeing, and healthcare delivery. You can learn more about our research on the Peer-reviewed Publications, Reports, and Blog pages of our website.

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National Survey of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQA+ young people (2023)

Survey report on the mental health, social and emotional wellbeing, and health care experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQA+ young people, by Walkern Katatdjin.

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A History of Trans Health Care in Australia (2022)

A history of trans health care in Australia, written by Noah Riseman from Australian Catholic University, in collaboration with AusPATH.

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Research Matters: Trans and Gender Diverse Health and Wellbeing (2022)

Highlights current Australian trans health research and gaps in the literature, by Rainbow Health Victoria.

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Writing Themselves In 4 (2021)

Survey report on the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ young people, by La Trobe University. Earlier editions of the Writing Themselves In series can be found here.

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Private Lives 3 (2020)

Survey report on the health and wellbeing of the LGBTQ+ community, by La Trobe University. Earlier editions of the Private Lives series can be found here.

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Australian Trans and Gender Diverse Sexual Health Survey (2019)

Survey report focused on the sexual health of trans and gender diverse people, by the Kirby Institute.

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Trans Pathways (2017)

Survey report on experiences of trans and gender diverse young people and their parents, by Telethon Kids Institute.

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From Blues to Rainbows (2014)

Survey and interview report on the mental health and wellbeing of trans and gender diverse young people, by La Trobe University.

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The First Australian National Trans Mental Health Study (2014)

Survey report on the mental health and wellbeing of trans and gender diverse people, by Curtin University.

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TranzNation: A report on the health and wellbeing of transgender people in Australia and New Zealand (2006)

Survey report on the health, wellbeing, health care experiences and medical and legal gender affirmation of trans and gender diverse people, by La Trobe University.

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