Human Research Ethics Committee2022-08-31T14:43:13+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. 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.

HospitalClosing dateMeeting date
Metro North Health HREC A26 September 202210 October 2022
Metro North Health HREC B13 October 202227 October 2022
Metro North Health HREC A31 October 202214 November 2022
Metro North Health HREC B10 November 202224 November 2022
Metro North Health HREC A28 November 202212 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 or phone (07) 3646 5280.

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