Submission Dates and Response Times

There is no set closing date for:

  • applications eligible for Expedited Review Level 1 (L1) or Expedited Review Level 2 (L2)
  • registrations of external HREC approvals
  • applications for Variations to approved research.

The applications will be reviewed as and when they are received.

The time taken to review and respond to applications will depend on the number of applications received. However, the aim is to provide a response in the following time frames:

  • L1: 7 to 14 days
  • L2: 4 to 6 weeks

Full review applications - L3

L3 applications require review by the full Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC).

Applications can be submitted at any time. The HREC aims to provide preliminary feedback (not outcome) within 10 working days of receipt. Applicants are encouraged to respond to feedback before the meeting date.

The projected time for the HREC's decision to be communicated to the applicant is within 10 working days after the day of the meeting.

Last submission day for the corresponding meeting Meeting Date
29 November 201911 December 2019
31 January 202012 February 2020
28 Feburary 202018 March 2020
N/AApril meeting cancelled due to extended Easter break
30 April 202013 May 2020
29 May 202017 June 2020
30 June 202015 July 2020
31 July 202019 August 2020
31 August 202016 September 2020
30 September 202021 October 2020
30 October 202018 November 2020
30 November 20209 December 2020

If you have any questions, please contact the Human Research Ethics Office.