UnitingCare Health invests in the future of health care through its commitment to research and education.
All medical research projects undertaken at UnitingCare Health facilities require prior approval from the UnitingCare Health Human Research Ethics Committee.
UnitingCare Health Human Research Ethics Committee
The UnitingCare Health Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) is responsible for ethical and scientific acceptability of all medically related research projects conducted at UnitingCare Health facilities and involving patients in any of UnitingCare Health’s hospitals.
The HREC is formed under the auspices of the National Health and Medical Research Council, which provides leadership and advice regarding research governance in Australia.
UnitingCare Health HREC and its Scientific Sub-Committee meet every two months to consider applications for research projects from investigators within UnitingCare Health.
Ethics Approval Process
Submit your application and copies to the UnitingCare Health HREC Ethics co-ordinator. Following a successful review you will receive one approval letter for ethical, scientific and Director of Medical Services approval. The Initial Application Submission notes document below outlines the process in more detail.
Further information for researchers wishing to make submissions to the UnitingCare Health Human Research Ethics Committee is contained within the documents below.
Following a successful review the UnitingCare Health HREC requires an Annual Report submission every year, notification of any Serious Adverse Events, changes in protocol, extensions or amendments and, at the completion of the project, a Study Closure Report.
For all pharmaceutical sponsored projects there will be a review fee.