Human Research Ethics Committee2020-11-20T10:41:56+10:00

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.

HospitalClosing dateMeeting date
TPCH14 October 202128 October 2021
RBWH25 October 202108 November 2021
TPCH11 November 202125 November 2021
RBWH29 November 202113 December 2021


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.

The Prince Charles Hospital HREC

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital HREC

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 The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital HREC office and/or The Prince Charles Hospital HREC office.

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