All applications to the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) must comply with the University of Newcastle's Procedure on the Peer Review of Research Proposals Submitted for Ethics Approval 000800.
Applications to the HREC will not be accepted if they do not comply with the peer review requirement.
- The peer review must be undertaken before submission of the application to the HREC and the Peer Review and Head of School Declarations in the application completed.
- Peer reviewers and Head of School must be independent of the proposed project and the investigators.
- Peer reviewer panels are to include experienced researchers in the research proposal field of study.
For further information on peer review processes specific to each Faculty, please refer to: