The monthly deadline for submission of new research project applications for Melbourne Health Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) is strictly 1:00 pm on the submission date.

2017 HREC submission and meeting dates

Submission dateHREC meeting date
Wednesday 25 JanuaryWednesday 8 February
Wednesday 22 FebruaryWednesday 8 March
Wednesday 29 MarchWednesday 12 April
Wednesday 26 AprilWednesday 10 May
Wednesday 31 MayWednesday 14 June
Wednesday 28 JuneWednesday 12 July
Wednesday 26 JulyWednesday 9 August
Wednesday 30 AugustWednesday 13 September
Wednesday 27 SeptemberWednesday 11 October
Wednesday 25 OctoberWednesday 8 November
Wednesday 29 NovemberWednesday 13 December

Review process

Submission of a new research project by the 1.00 p.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).