The Office for Research has monthly deadlines for submission of new research project applications for review by the RMH Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC).

HREC submission and meeting dates 2023

Submission date (AEST 11am deadline) HREC meeting date
Wednesday 25 January Wednesday 8 February
Wednesday 22 February Wednesday 8 March
Wednesday 29 March Wednesday 19 April
Wednesday 26 April Wednesday 10 May
Wednesday 31 May Wednesday 14 June
Wednesday 28 June Wednesday 12 July
Wednesday 26 July Wednesday 9 August
Wednesday 30 August Wednesday 13 September
Wednesday 27 September Wednesday 11 October
Wednesday 25 October Wednesday 8 November
Wednesday 29 November Wednesday 13 December

Review process

Following the submission deadline each month, all projects received will be carefully checked to ensure that projects meet the criteria required to allow a thorough review of the project.

Any project not meeting these criteria in full will not be accepted for review at the next HREC meeting and will be returned to the principal researcher for attention.

Submission of a new research project by the 11am deadline is not a guarantee that a project will be accepted for review by the HREC at its next meeting.

Research governance or site-specific assessment

There is no deadline for governance applications. Complete and submit your research governance application as early as possible.

Protocol amendments, replies to queries and serious adverse event reports

There is no deadline for these items and can be submitted at any time. Correspondence will be reviewed by the relevant project Spokesperson(s) as soon as possible after it is received.

Final approval will be determined at the next scheduled meeting of the HREC following review by the Spokesperson(s).

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