Ethics and Governance

Requirements for researchers prior to commencing a project

Prior to the commencement of all human research projects at Mater, all researchers must:

  • Obtain approval from an National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) certified Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC)
  • Obtain site authorisation from Mater Research Governance via a Site-Specific Assessment application.

The HREC and Research Governance review are independent of each other. Both of these mandatory requirements must be addressed in full before a project can be given approval to commence.

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Requirements for researchers throughout your project

Once authorisation has been granted, there are certain conditions that must be met throughout the life of the study, including submission of study amendments and reports. Any research that is conducted at Mater, or for which Mater is responsible, must be designed and conducted in accordance with the Australian code for the responsible conduct of research and Mater Specific policies and guidelines

For further information on specific guidelines please refer to

Contact Us

For more information on HREC and Governance Review requirements for conducting Human Research Projects at Mater please contact

HREC Office

Telephone: 07 3163 1585
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Level 2, Aubigny Place
Raymond Terrace
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Mater Research Governance Office

Telephone: 07 3163 3769
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Level 2, Aubigny Place
Raymond Terrace
South Brisbane QLD 4101