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 ]
ERM User Guide and FAQs are now available.

Your SSA will be reviewed by the Mater Research Governance Office

There are two separate processes that occur once an application has been received—validation of application and research governance review. An application cannot progress to review until it is validated. You may be contacted with further requirements or queries during either process.

The Mater Research Governance Office has benchmarks to meet for the validation (eight days from submission) and review process (25 days from validation). The reportable key performance indicator is that 85 per cent of applications be authorised within these timeframes.

These timeframes do not include:

  • time taken by researchers to respond to research governance queries and requests (in both the validation and review process)
  • length of time for execution of agreements (coordinated by the Research Compliance Officer)
  • HREC review and approval timeframes.