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 202021 October 2020
30 October 202018 November 2020
30 November 20209 December 2020
29 January 202110 February 2021
28 February 202117 March 2021
31 March 202121 April 2021
30 April 202119 May 2021
31 May 202116 June 2021
30 June 202121 July 2021
31 July 202118 August 2021
31 August 202115 September 2021
30 September 202120 October 2021
31 October 202117 November 2021
26 November 20218 December 2021

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