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HRECs and Governance Overview

Research Governance comprises many elements including the safety and quality of research; financial, legal and regulatory matters; and ethical oversight. Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs) are integral in the ethical oversight of research involving humans. Within the BDHP partnership we have six HRECs that are NHMRC Certified for ethical review of multi-centre human research. HRECs review research proposals involving human participants to ensure that they are ethically acceptable and in accordance with relevant standards and guidelines. HRECs are NHMRC certified for specific types of research, ranging from clinical trials to paediatric research.

Below is the list of NHMRC Certified HRECs with links to the 2017 meeting dates.

Human Research Ethics Committees

The following HRECs within the BDHP partnership have been certified by the NHMRC for the following types of research.

Metro North HHS

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital HREC

Research Types

  • Clinical trials phase I, II, III, IV
  • Clinical interventional research other than clinical trials
  • Population health and/or public health
  • Qualitative research
  • Mental health
  • Other health and medical research
    • Health services
    • Molecular biology

The Prince Charles Hospital HREC

Research Types

  • Clinical trials phase I, II, III, IV
  • Clinical interventional research other than clinical trials
  • Population health and/or public health
  • Qualitative research
  • Mental health
  • Other health and medical research
    • Health services
    • Molecular biology

Metro South HHS

HREC

Research types

  • Clinical trials phase I, II, III, IV
  • Clinical trials drugs and devices
  • Clinical trials surgery
  • Clinical trials other
  • Clinical interventional research other than clinical trials
  • Population health and/or public health
  • Qualitative research
  • Mental health
  • Paediatric research
  • Other health and medical research
    • Allied health research
    • Drug and alcohol research
    • Health science
    • Nutrition and dietetics

Children's Health Queensland HHS

HREC

Research types

  • Paediatric clinical trials phase I, II, III, IV
  • Paediatric clinical trials drugs and devices
  • Paediatric clinical interventional research other than clinical trials
  • Paediatric population health and/or public health
  • Paediatric qualitative research
  • Paediatric mental health
  • Paediatric justice health
  • Other health and medical research
    • Paediatric research with adult component

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

HREC

Research types

  • Clinical trials phase I, II, III, IV
  • Clinical interventional research other than clinical trials
  • Population health and/or public health
  • Qualitative research
  • Mental health
  • Other health and medical research
    • Laboratory research using human tissue samples

Mater Research

HREC

Research types

  • Clinical trials phase 0, I, II, III, IV
  • Clinical trials drugs and devices
  • Clinical interventional studies other than clinical trials
  • Population health and/or public health
  • Qualitative research
  • Mental health
  • Paediatric research

The following HRECs within the BDHP partnership have been registered with the NHMRC

The University of Queensland

Queensland University of Technology

Research Governance

The following list provides contact details for assistance with other processes of Research Governance.

Metro North HHS

Children's Health Queensland HHS

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

Mater Research

The following HRECs within the BDHP partnership have been registered with the NHMRC

The University of Queensland

Queensland University of Technology