Please note that from July 2018 the new Ethics Review Manager (ERM) system will replace Online Forms for applications to the Mater Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) and from October 2018 will replace the Mater Research Hub to generate new applications to Mater Research Governance. [ Learn More ]
ERM User Guide and FAQs are now available.

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 (NHMRC, 2007).

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
Standard Operating Procedures
HREC Committee Composition

HREC meeting dates

2019 HREC Submission Dates/Closing Dates

2020 HREC Submission Dates/Closing Dates