This handbook outlines the requirements and procedures for the certification of institutions under our National Certification Scheme of Institutional Processes Related to the Ethical Review of Multi-centre Research.

The handbook is currently under review. Before commencing steps to apply for certification, please contact us at for further advice.

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It should be used by institutions and officers supporting Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs) as a guide to applying for certification. Institutions that have been certified by us should also refer to this document as it details important information about on-going reporting requirements, applying for a renewal of certification, complaints handling processes and the suspension or revocation of certification.