Human Research Ethics Committee

The Mater Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) has been certified by the NHMRC as a lead committee under the HoMER initiative.

The Committee is constituted in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council's National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, 2007 (updated 2018).

Mater is certified by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to review and approve studies in the following categories:

  • clinical trials of drugs and devices: phase 0, I, II, III, IV
  • clinical interventional research other than clinical trials
  • qualitative health research
  • mental health
  • paediatric studies
  • population health and/or public health research.

Committee Information

HREC Terms of Reference
HREC Office Standard Operating Procedures
HREC Committee Composition

HREC Meeting Dates

Click the below link to download calendar of HREC meeting dates and closing dates for submissions.

Waivers of consent granted for 2023

Click the below link to download the list of research projects that were granted a waiver of consent in 2022.