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

2020 HREC submission and meeting dates - 11 am deadline

Submission date (always a Wednesday)Meeting date
29 January 202012 February 2020
26 February 202011 March 2020
25 March 20208 April 2020
29 April 202013 May 2020
27 May 202010 June 2020
24 June 20208 July 2020
29 July 202012 August 2020
26 August 20209 September 2020
30 September 202014 October 2020
28 October 202011 November 2020
25 November 20209 December 2020

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).