Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC)
The Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) operates in accordance with the NHMRC National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007. It is required to have a minimum membership which includes:
- a Chairperson with suitable experience,
- at least two lay people, one man and one woman, who have no affiliation with the University and are not currently engaged in medical, scientific, legal or academic work,
- at least one person with knowledge of and current experience in the professional care, treatment or counselling of people, e.g. a nurse, doctor or allied health professional,
- at least one person who performs a pastoral care role in a community, e.g. an Aboriginal elder or minister of religion and
- at least one lawyer.
In addition, the HREC has members from the University academic staff who have research experience relevant to the areas in the University which are active in human research.
The University is currently seeking expressions of interest from both internal academic staff and members of the community who wish to be considered for future vacancies on the University's Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC).
Positions for internal academic staff
Positions are available for academic staff from the following areas:
- Arts and Social Sciences;
- Business and Law;
- Engineering and Built Environment;
- Health; and
- Science and IT.
It is anticipated that those who nominate for these positions will also agree to be a Research Ethics Advisor (REA) in their Faculty. For further information see REAs - Role and Responsibilities (DOC 147 KB).
Positions for members of the community
Positions are available for:
- Three lay people, two men and one woman, who have no affiliation with the University and are not currently engaged in medical, scientific, legal or academic work;
- A person currently engaged as a professional carer/counsellor* (eg, nurse or allied health professional);
- A person who performs a pastoral care* role in a community (eg, a minister of religion or Aboriginal elder);
* The professional carer/counsellor and pastoral care positions may also be filled by people affiliated with the University.
Members not affiliated with the University are reimbursed travel and other extraneous costs associated with performing their duties as a member. There is otherwise no remuneration.
If you wish to submit an expression of interest please select from the following forms:
If you would like further information about these roles, please contact: