Please note that from Mid-July 2018 the new Ethics Review Manager (ERM) system will replace Online Forms for applications to the Mater Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC). [ Learn More ]

Research requiring full HREC review

Research projects that are considered greater than low risk will require a full HREC review. 

Preparing your application

Things to include in your application (please refer to the checklist):

  • Protocol (see guide to writing a research protocol for more information)
  • Participant Information Sheets and Consent Forms 
  • Cover letter – what you are hoping to achieve by conducting this research – higher degree, change patient care, present or publish your findings
  • a CV of each researcher involved in the project at any Mater site (please you must submit an updated CV for each researcher involved in the project to the HREC office every 2 years)
  • Data collection tool/s
  • Any other study documents
  • HREA form (available through Online Forms)

Submitting your application

Upon completion of your Online Forms application, you should upload all of your study documents and obtain the relevant signature/s.  Only the CPI is required to sign except in the case of students (including those conducting research as part of a higher degree).  In this case, supervisor/s must also sign the application.

Next, generate your submission code using the Online Forms application. Please note - this does not submit your application

To submit your application to the Mater HREC office, you will need to email your application to along with your submission code so that your application can be imported.

Studies requiring full HREC review should also be submitted in hard copy (4 sets of all study documents individually stapled and collated into 4 bundles).  The HREC office must receive these documents by midday on the closing date.

If you are posting your application documents or sending them via courier, please send to:

Mater HREC Office
Level 2 Aubigny Place
Raymond Terrace
South Brisbane QLD  4101

Other requirements

Prior to the commencement of your project, you are required to obtain site authorisation from Mater Research Governance