All research in Australia involving human participants is reviewed by an independent group called a Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC).
The Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) is constituted and operated in accordance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007.
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The RMH Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) is an NHMRC-accredited ethics committee and is qualified to review applications for the approval of clinical trials.Find out more
All research studies must be submitted for ethical review before a study can be given approval to start.Find out more
The Office for Research has monthly deadlines for submission of new research project applications for review by the RMH Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC).Find out more
The Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 (Vic) provides a framework for making decisions about medical treatment when people do not have the capacity to make their own decisions.Find out more
Researchers proposing to expose research participants to ionising radiation should provide information that allows consent to be properly considered by research participants.Find out more
RMH entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with 11 partner organisations to streamline and harmonise ethical and governance review of all multicentre human health research.Find out more
The Office for Research assists medical practitioners to provide patients with access to products that have not been approved for use in Australia.Find out more