SESLHD is committed to the highest standard of integrity in research.  All human research activity proposed to take place at SESLHD sites must be approved by a Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC).

Governance approval is also required before commencement of research, please see the Governance page for further information.

Ethics approval + Governance approval = Only then, may you commence your research study.

COVID-19 Advice

COVID-19 is anticipated to affect the conduct of research in SESLHD. The document below provides advice regarding the prioritisation of research and changes to SESLHD HREC and Research Office procedures in response to this crisis.

Ethics Application Review Pathways

There are 2 Committees that review ethics application:
- LNR Committee (for Low or Negligible Risk applications)
- Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) (for Greater than Low or Negligible Risk applications) 

The pathway an application will follow is below, depending on risk category
(Also downloadable as PDF below)

Ethics application review pathways for LNR & HREC