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Please choose your request type with respect to your NHMRC registered HREC. An email will be sent in response to this request.
Update request

Important information

The organisation with primary responsibility for a Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) should notify NHMRC of any change of details for the HREC and/or for the organisation(s) which has responsibility for the HREC.

This form is used to notify NHMRC of one or more of the following changes:

  • change of HREC contact details (includes HREC name change)
  • change of HREC contact officer details
  • change of HREC chairperson details
  • change of organisation details
  • addition of a responsible organisation(s).

For changes in HREC membership, registered  HRECs only need to advise of changes to the chairperson (using this form). However, organisations and HRECs that are certified under NHMRC's National Certification Scheme of Institutional Processes related to the Ethical Review of Multi-centre Research  are required to advise of all membership changes (by emailing HREC.admin@nhmrc.gov.au).

Privacy

NHMRC collects personal information from Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs) as part of the registration process.

This information is collected on contact details for HRECs and for their organisations, as well as details on HREC membership. Without this personal information, a HREC will not be registered, nor will its registration be maintained.

NHMRC uses this information to contact HRECs and their organisations, to confirm that HRECs and organisations agree to the terms of registration, and/or to verify that HRECs’ appointed members meet the requirements of paragraphs 5.1.29–5.1.31 of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research. HREC contact email addresses that do not include personal names or are already publically available may be provided to external third parties. However, all other access to this information will be limited to NHMRC staff.

By providing this information, HRECs and organisations acknowledge that it will be stored by NHMRC.

Further information is provided in the NHMRC Privacy Policy or by emailing HREC.admin@nhmrc.gov.au.

Instructions

  • complete relevant section/s of the online form
  • additional information can be provided in the further information box, if relevant
  • a copy of the form will be emailed to you upon submission.
HREC details
Change of details
Select all that apply
Change of HREC contact details
Provide the specific URL for HREC information. For example: https://www.nhmrc-HREC.gov.au
Change of HREC contact officer details
Change of HREC chairperson details

(see NS 5.1.30.a )

Change of organisation details
(e.g. CEO, Vice Chancellor)
Addition of a responsible organisation
(e.g. CEO, Vice Chancellor)
Further information
If there is other information relevant to this form, provide it below.
Enter an email address to receive a copy of the submitted form.
Declaration
  • the information supplied in this form is true and accurate
  • I accept the risks and conditions outlined in the NHMRC Privacy Policy.
HREC Closure request

Important information

The organisation with primary responsibility for a Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) should notify the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) if registration is no longer required.

Where the HREC is responsible for monitoring active research projects, the primary organisation must notify each principal researcher about the HREC's proposed closure and work cooperatively with the researchers to ensure the transfer of these projects to another HREC.

An annual report must be completed for any part of the reporting period (calendar year) that the HREC was in operation and registered with NHMRC.  At the end of the reporting period, NHMRC will provide an annual report form to the organisation for completion.

Privacy

NHMRC collects personal information from Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs) as part of the registration process.

This information is collected on contact details for HRECs and for their organisations, as well as details on HREC membership. Without this personal information, a HREC will not be registered, nor will its registration be maintained.

NHMRC uses this information to contact HRECs and their organisations, to confirm that HRECs and organisations agree to the terms of registration, and/or to verify that HRECs’ appointed members meet the requirements of paragraphs 5.1.29–5.1.31 of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research. HREC contact email addresses that do not include personal names or are already publically available may be provided to external third parties. However, all other access to this information will be limited to NHMRC staff.

By providing this information, HRECs and organisations acknowledge that it will be stored by NHMRC.

Further information is provided in the NHMRC Privacy Policy or by emailing HREC.admin@nhmrc.gov.au.

Instructions

  • complete the online form
  • additional information can be provided in the further information box, if relevant
  • a copy of the form will be emailed to you upon submission.
HREC details
HREC closure details
Has the HREC notified the principal researchers of all active research projects that the HREC is closing?
The institution must ensure that this is done before the HREC closes.
Has the HREC transferred responsibility for the monitoring of all active research projects to another HREC?
The institution must ensure that this is done before the HREC closes.
View the list of HRECs registered with NHMRC for the relevant EC numbers.

Under the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, the organisation remains responsible for monitoring all HREC approved research until this responsibility is accepted by another institution and its HREC (see paragraph 5.5)

Further information
Enter an email address to receive a copy of the submitted form
Declaration
  • the information supplied in this form is true and accurate
  • for any active research projects, each principal researcher has/will be notified of the HREC's closure and the HREC has/will transfer responsibility for the monitoring of these active projects to another HREC
  • my organisation remains responsible for monitoring all HREC approved research until the responsibility is accepted by another institution and its HREC (see NS 5.5)
  • I accept the risks and conditions outlined in the NHMRC Privacy Policy.