Human Research Ethics Committees (HREC)
Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs) are designed to protect the welfare and rights of people involved in human research.
HRECs review research proposals involving humans, and monitor the conduct of research, to ensure they are ethical and in accordance with the relevant standards and guidelines. They are established by organisations throughout Australia, and must be registered with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), a government council responsible for raising the standard of individual and public health in Australia.
An HREC is made up of people with particular expertise as well as members of the general public. Increasingly, Indigenous people are getting more invovled in Indigenous health research, by becoming members of an HREC.
|View a full list of HRECs on the NHMRC web site. There are more than 200 HRECs, more than 30 of which have Indigenous members.|
This web site contains contact details for HRECs that have indicated they have Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander membership.
This information is taken from the NHMRC 2005-6 Annual Report, and should be evaluated by the user regarding it's accuracy, currency and completeness.
|Find HRECs with Indigenous members, listed by state, please refer to the links below.|