Human Research Ethics Committees

Timeframes for Committee Review

All applications are triaged through a preliminary review process upon initial submission.  Once your application meets the requirements for committee review we will place it in the queue in order of receipt. 

We encourage applicants to plan ahead and submit their applications early to avoid having to adjust research plans. Due to the rolling number of applications for Delegated Committee review we are no longer providing meeting deadlines and will allocate protocols to the earliest available meeting.

 

High Risk Application Review

The Human Research Ethics Committee assesses high risk applications. 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.

 

2024 HREC submission deadlines and meeting dates

Meeting number

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

Meeting Date
(Friday)

1

08 January

25 January

2

05 February

23 February

3

12 March

28 March

4

08 April

26 April

5

13 May

31 May

6

11 June

28 June

7

08 July

26 July

8

12 August

30 August

9

09 September

27 September

10

08 October

25 October

11

11 November

29 November

 

 

Medium Risk Application Review

Medium risk 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

Computing

Science & Medical DERC

 

2024 DERC meeting dates (no submission deadlines)

Meeting number

Meeting Date
(Thursday for all DERCs)

1

18 January

2

01 February

3

15 February

4

29 February

5

14 March

6

28 March

7

11 April

8

24 April

9

09 May

10

23 May

11

06 June

12

20 June

13

04 July

14

18 July

15

01 August

16

15 August

17

29 August

18

12 September

19

26 September

20

10 October

21

24 October

22

07 November

23

21 November

24

05 December

 

 

Low Risk Application Review

Low risk applications or research projects which have already received prior approval from another HREC are reviewed by the relevant 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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