Human Research Ethics Committee

The Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) is the primary human ethics committee at ANU. There are also three Delegated Committees (DERCs) which review protocols of lower risk from a specific subject area. Although the HREC does review protocols when it meets, most applications will be reviewed at a DERC meeting at an Expedited (E1 or E2 level), which have different submission deadlines.  

Full Review level protocols will be considered and approved by the HREC. All inquiries and correspondence with the Committee should be directed to the Secretary, Human Research Ethics Committee ( The Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) works on a monthly cycle.

After you have submitted your application online in ARIES, an email will be sent to you outlining what you need to do to finalise your submission.

2020 Submission Deadlines

Meeting No.

Deadlines for Applications (5pm)

Meeting Date

Meeting 1

Tuesday 14 January

Friday 31 January

Meeting 2

Tuesday 11 February

Friday 28 February

Meeting 3

Tuesday 10 March

Friday 27 March

Meeting 4

Tuesday 7 April

Friday 24 April

Meeting 5

Tuesday 12 May

Friday 29 May

Meeting 6

Tuesday 9 June

Friday 26 June

Meeting 7

Tuesday 14 July

Friday 31 July

Meeting 8

Tuesday 11 August

Friday 28 August

Meeting 9

Tuesday 8 September

Friday 25 September

Meeting 10

Tuesday 13 October

Friday 30 October

Meeting 11

Tuesday 10 November

Friday 27 November



  • Professor Michael Martin (CBE, School of Finance & Applied Statistics)


  • Ms Anna Prosser
  • Mr Andrew Tink

Minister of religion

  • Rev Dr Andrew Cameron (St Mark's National Theological Centre)

Medical practitioner

  • Dr Marie Mansfield (ANU Medical School)
  • Professor Gordon Waddington (Sports Medicine, University of Canberra)


  • Mr Graeme Blank (ANU College of Law)

Researcher (ANU)

  • Dr Rosalie Aroni (CHM, ANU Medical School)
  • Dr Rob Dyball (COS, Fenner School of Environment & Society)
  • Dr Charlotte Galloway (CASS, Research School of Humanities & the Arts)
  • Dr Adam Henschke (CAP, National Security College)
  • Dr Patrick Kilby (CASS, School of Archaeology & Anthropology)
  • Dr Rod Lamberts (COS, Centre for the Public Awareness of Science)
  • Dr Virginia Marshall (CAP, School of Regulation and Global Governance)
  • Dr Jason Mazanov (ANU Planning and Performance Management)
  • Professor Richard O'Kearney (CHM, Research School of Psychology)
  • Dr Caroline Schuster (CASS, Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies)
  • Professor Jane Simpson (CAP, School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics)
  • Professor Bruce Smyth (CASS, Centre for Social Research and Methods)


  • Ms Heather Browning (School of Philosophy)
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