NHMRC Certification of HREC for single ethical review of multi-site research proposals

ACT Health HREC is certified under the NHMRC National Certification Scheme of Institutional Process related to the Ethical Review of Multi-centre Research. Certification of the HREC covers numerous categories of research including phase 0, I, II, III and IV clinical trials, qualitative research, justice health and range of research included under the general categorisation of “other health and medical research”. Please see attachment below for a full list of categories of research for which the HREC has received certification.

ACT Health Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) is certified* under the NHMRC National Certification Scheme of Institutional Process related to the Ethical Review of Multi-centre Research.

The HREC’s certification applies to the following categories:

  • Clinical trials phase 0, I, II, III, IV
  • Clinical trials drugs and devices
  • Clinical trials other
  • Clinical interventional research other than clinical trials
  • Population health and/or public health
  • Qualitative research
  • Mental health
  • Justice health
  • Paediatric research
  • Other health and medical research

Certification in the category of ‘Other health and medical research’ includes:

  • Lab Research on Human Tissue/Samples
  • Tissue Banking
  • Genetic Studies
  • ATOD Research
  • Epidemiological Research
  • Sexual Health Research
  • Palliative Care Research
  • Registry Studies
  • Research Involving Pregnant Women
  • Retrospective/Prospective Audit
  • Survey Research
  • Mixed Methods Health Research
  • Data Linkage
  • Allied Health
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Observational Research
  • Social Science Research

*Initial certification period September 2012 to December 2014. Current certification period January 2015 to December 2017