The ANZCCP Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC), registered with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), plays a key role in the ethical oversight of research in humans. It receives and considers both internal and external research proposals involving human participants to ensure that they are in accordance with the relevant national standards and guidelines for research.

In undertaking this role, the ANZCCP HREC is guided by the NHMRC’s National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research which sets out requirements for HREC composition, ethical principles by which research should be designed and conducted, and requirements for HRECs in reaching decisions about research proposals and monitoring and reporting of approved projects. Please review our Terms of Reference and Procedures.

Our HREC is open to taking human research applications please contact us for more info.

HREC Submission cut-off dates for 2024 are:

31st January
31st March
31st May
31st July
30th September
30th November

HREC Meeting Dates for 2024 are:

6th February
9th April
4th June
6th August
15th October
3rd December


ANZCCP has processes to investigate allegations of research misconduct for projects approved by the ANZCCP HREC. If you have a complaint about how a research project approved by the ANZCCP HREC is being conducted, please contact us.

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