Human Ethics Committees & Dates

NOTE: As of 14 April 2020, all human ethics committees are working hard to keep to our normal schedule of review according to the submission dates below.

Priority may be given to time-sensitive research directly related to COVID-19, or for essential variations to existing protocols that will minimise risk/distress to participants.

In order for these priority submissions to be actioned appropriately, please email human.ethics.officer@anu.edu.au to alert the Ethics Team ahead of submission, and include “Priority Submission” in the subject line.

 

The submission deadlines for new ethics applications depends on the risk category of the research to be reviewed. (See FAQ “What is the risk level of my research?”).

Full Review research

The Human Research Ethics Committee assesses high-risk applications, research with vulnerable populations, and research involving Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples. They meet on the last Friday of each month (except December). In order for your application to be processed, reviewed, and assessed at this meeting, you must submit and finalise your application before the deadline dates listed.

 

 

2022 HREC submission deadlines 

Meeting number

Deadlines for Applications
(5pm Monday, unless otherwise indicated)

Meeting Date
(Friday)

1

10 January

28 January

2

07 February

25 February

3

07 March

25 March

4

11 April

29 April

5

10 May

27 May

6

06 June

24 June

7

11 July

29 July

8

08 August

26 August

9

12 September

30 September

10

10 October

28 October

11

07 November

25 November

 

 

Expedited, Level 2 (E2) research

E2 applications are reviewed by one of three Delegated Ethical Review Committees (DERCs): 

College Committee
Arts and Social Sciences
Law
Humanities & Social Sciences DERC
Asia & the Pacific
Business & Economics
Asia Pacific & Business DERC

Science
Health & Medicine

Science & Medical DERC

These committees meet fortnightly and their submission deadlines can be found below.

 

 

2022 DERC submission deadlines 

Meeting number

Submission Deadlines
(5pm Monday, unless otherwise indicated)

Meeting Date
(Thursday for all DERCs)

1

10 January

20 January

2

24 January

03 February

3

07 February

17 February

4

21 February

03 March

5

07 March

17 March

6

21 March

31 March

7

04 April

14 April

8

19 April (Tuesday)

28 April

9

02 May

12 May

10

16 May

26 May

11

30 May

09 June

12

14 June (Tuesday)

23 June

13

27 June

07 July

14

11 July

21 July

15

25 July

04 August

16

08 August

18 August

17

22 August

01 September

18

05 September

15 September

19

19 September

29 September

20

4 October (Tuesday)

13 October

21

17 October

27 October

22

31 October

10 November

23

14 November

24 November

24

28 November

08 December

 

 

Expedited, Level 1 research

E1 applications are for low-risk research projects, or research projects which have already undergone ethics review. They are reviewed by the appropriate DERC Chair out of session and can be submitted at any time up until the 15th December of each year. From the 15th December, any new submissions will be considered in the new year.

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