Human Research Ethics Committee2017-12-08T03:33:41+00:00

Human Research Ethics Committee

The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) (EC00172) and The Prince Charles Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee (EC00168) are constituted and act in accordance with the:

Meeting and submission closing dates

Researchers need to complete the application process and submit their application by 12.00pm on the closing date to be considered on the meeting date. Submission can be made by post or in person to the correct HREC office. Both HRECs meet once a month. LNR applications and exemption requests are reviewed out of session and can be submitted at any time.

HospitalClosing dateMeeting date
RBWH27 November 201711 December 2017
TPCH11 January 201725 January 2018
RBWH29 January 201812 February 2018
TPCH8 February 201822 February 2018
RBWH26 February 201812 March 2018
TPCH8 March 201822 March 2018
RBWH26 March 20189 April 2018
TPCH12 April 201824 April 2018
RBWH30 April 201814 May 2018
TPCH10 May 201824 May 2018
RBWH28 May 201811 June 2018
TPCH14 June 201828 June 2018
RBWH25 June 20189 July 2018
TPCH12 July 201826 July 2018
RBWH30 July 201813 August 2018
TPCH9 August 201823 August 2018
RBWH27 August 201810 September 2018
TPCH13 September 201827 September 2018
RBWH24 September 20188 October 2018
TPCH11 October 201825 October 2018
RBWH29 October 201812 November 2018
TPCH8 November 201822 November 2018
RBWH26 November 201810 December 2018


Both Human Research Ethics Committees (HREC) are certified by the National Health and Medical Research Council to conduct ethical review of multi-centre human research.

The Prince Charles Hospital HREC

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital HREC

Standard operating procedures


HREC members volunteer their time to review ethics applications before a meeting and to meet once a month. HREC membership is for 3 years with the opportunity for renewal. Prospective members of the HREC may be recruited by expression of interest, direct approach, nomination and advertisement, and are appointed in accordance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research [Section 5.1.34-5.1.36]. If you are interested in volunteering your services, please contact either The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital HREC office and/or The Prince Charles Hospital HREC office.

Contact us

The Prince Charles Hospital

Human Research and Ethics Committee
Building 14
Rode Road
Phone: (07) 3139 4500
Open: Monday-Friday, 8.00am-3.00pm
Chairperson: Dr Russell Denman
Coordinator and Manager: Anne Carle

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Human Research Ethics Office
Level 7, Block 7
Butterfield Street
Phone: (07) 3646 6132
Open: Monday-Friday, 7.30am-4.00pm
Acting Chairperson: Dr Allison Sutherland
Coordinator: Ann-Maree Gordon

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