Salivary Bioscience Research Centre (SBRC)

About our lab

The UNSW Salivary Bioscience Research Centre (SBRC) within the School of Psychology provides researchers and industry with access to high-quality saliva testing services. The minimally-invasive nature of saliva sample collection, and the broad range of potential measurements, enables oral fluids to be employed in a wide range of fields and disciplines. The mission of the SBRC is to expand capability for multidisciplinary salivary bioscience research within UNSW and across Australia by facilitating integration of salivary biomarkers into academic research. The SBRC will support UNSW researchers across diverse academic disciplines in pursuits to incorporate salivary biomarkers (e.g., stress and sex hormones, cytokines) into research activities by providing infrastructure, research collaboration, technical support and expertise, sharing of resources, and competitive pricing for saliva testing supplies, kits, and services.

The SBRC Spit Camp provides training in the basics of salivary analytes and related laboratory methods. It is designed for researchers that are new to salivary bioscience research and methods, providing both didactic content to learn basic strategies for incorporating saliva into your research and hand-on, supervised lab training on sample processing. For more information contact the UNSW Salivary Bioscience Research Centre at or visit

Ethics and Sona Resources

Please follow the links below for more information and resources on the Research Participation program for staff and graduate students. You should save each document to your network drive (z: drive) and edit it from there to avoid losing changes.