Submission Dates and Response Times
There is no set closing date for:
- initial applications for Negligible or Low Risk Research
- registrations of external HREC approvals
- applications for Variations to approved research.
These applications are eligible for expedited review and 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:
- Negligible Risk Research: 7 to 14 days
- Low Risk Research: 4 to 6 weeks
Full review applications - More than Low Risk Research
More than Low Risk Research 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, where time permits.
The projected time for the HREC's formal 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|
|30 September 2020||21 October 2020|
|30 October 2020||18 November 2020|
|30 November 2020||9 December 2020|
|29 January 2021||10 February 2021|
|28 February 2021||17 March 2021|
|31 March 2021||21 April 2021|
|30 April 2021||19 May 2021|
|31 May 2021||16 June 2021|
|30 June 2021||21 July 2021|
|31 July 2021||18 August 2021|
|31 August 2021||15 September 2021|
|30 September 2021||20 October 2021|
|31 October 2021||17 November 2021|
|26 November 2021||8 December 2021|
If you have any questions, please contact the Human Research Ethics Office.