Human Research Ethics Committee
The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) (EC00172) and The Prince Charles Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee (EC00168) are constituted and act in accordance with the:
Meeting and submission closing dates
Researchers need to complete the application process and submit their application by 12.00pm on the closing date to be considered on the meeting date. Submission can be made by post or in person to the correct HREC office. Both HRECs meet once a month. LNR applications and exemption requests are reviewed out of session and can be submitted at any time. The Prince Charles Hospital is no longer an administering institution for grants from the NHMRC. The Universities receive a secondary gain for successful NHMRC grants and therefore are the preferred option for NHMRC grant submissions.
|Hospital||Closing date||Meeting date
|Metro North Health HREC A||26 September 2022||10 October 2022
|Metro North Health HREC B||13 October 2022||27 October 2022
|Metro North Health HREC A||31 October 2022||14 November 2022
|Metro North Health HREC B||10 November 2022||24 November 2022
|Metro North Health HREC A||28 November 2022||12 December 2022
Both Human Research Ethics Committees (HREC) are certified by the National Health and Medical Research Council to conduct ethical review of multi-centre human research.
Metro North Health HREC A
Metro North Health HREC B
Standard operating procedures
HREC members volunteer their time to review ethics applications before a meeting and to meet once a month. HREC membership is for 3 years with the opportunity for renewal. Prospective members of the HREC may be recruited by expression of interest, direct approach, nomination and advertisement, and are appointed in accordance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (Section 5.1.34-5.1.36). If you are interested in volunteering your services, please contact either MetroNorthResearch-Ethics@health.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 3646 5280.