The Office for Research has monthly deadlines for submission of new research project applications for review by the Royal Melbourne Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee.

HREC submission and meeting dates 2021

Submission date (AEST 11.00 am deadline)

Meeting date
27 January 202110 February 2021
24 February 202110 March 2021
31 March 202121 April 2021
28 April 202112 May 2021
26 May 20219 June 2021
30 June 202114 July 2021
28 July 202111 August 2021
25 August 20218 September 2021
29 September 202113 October 2021
27 October 202110 November 2021
24 November 20218 December 2021

HREC submission and meeting dates 2022

Submission Date (AEST 11:00 am deadline)Meeting Date
Mon 24 JanuaryWed 9 February
Wed 23 FebruaryWed 9 March
Wed 30 MarchWed 13 April
Wed 27 AprilWed 11 May
Wed 25 MayWed 8 June
Wed 29 JuneWed 13 July
Wed 27 JulyWed 10 August
Wed 31 AugustWed 14 September
Wed 28 SeptemberWed 12 October
Wed 30 NovemberWed 14 December

Review process

Submission of a new research project by the 11.00 a.m. deadline is not a guarantee that a project will be accepted for review by the HREC at its next meeting.

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.

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 Human Research Ethics Committee following review by the Spokesperson(s).