Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC)
The Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) plays an essential role in the Australian system of ethical oversight of research involving humans. It is responsible for ensuring compliance with statutory requirements and College policies and procedures in relation to clinical trials and research conducted in private practices.
HREC functions in accordance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research and the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, 2018.
As specified in the National Statement, the primary role of the HREC is to protect the welfare and rights of participants in research and review research proposals involving human participants to ensure that they are ethically acceptable and in accordance with relevant standards and guidelines.
For further information regarding the RANZCO HREC and their role and responsibilities, please refer to the HREC Terms of Reference.
Last updated: August 2, 2019