Research

Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC)

 

All research involving human participants carried out at Austin Health requires the prior approval of the Austin Health Human Research Ethics Committee. The HREC is constituted in accordance with the requirements of the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Austin Health is participating in the national system for streamlined ethical review of multi-site clinical trials. For more information on National Mutal Acceptance please see:

  1. Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH) and REx NMA description
  2. or contact the Department of Health – National Mutual Acceptance.

The roles of the HREC are to ensure  that  the  design  and  conduct  of any human  research  conforms  with the National Statement on Ethical  Conduct  in Human  Research  (NHMRC,  ARC, UA, 2007)(National Statement). It ensures that participants in any human research receive the respect and protection that is due to them.

The HREC aims to facilitate and foster human research that is of benefit to Australian communities, whist ensuring that any decision  it makes complies with relevant Victorian and Australian laws.