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In this section, you can find the following information:

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.

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Austin Health acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures, bodies and abilities.