Overview of Human Research Ethics at Mater

To conduct human research at Mater it is a requirement that you obtain approval from an NHMRC certified Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC).

The Mater Misericordiae Ltd Human Research Ethics Committee (MML HREC) (EC00332) is a National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) certified lead committee which is able to conduct single ethical review for multi-centre research.

Mater Misericordiae Ltd is not a signatory on the National Mutual Acceptance (NMA) agreement for single ethical review of multi-centre research. As such, we cannot review for multi centre research involving interstate entities.  

  • If your research is being held at Mater sites and/or Queensland Health sites you can submit your application to the MML HREC.
  • If your research includes public health sites throughout Australia you should contact the Queensland Health Central Coordinating Service.

Approving multi-centre research to be conducted at a Mater site when a lead certified HREC is unable to add Mater as a site

When the lead certified HREC is unable to add Mater as a site (this can sometimes occur when Catholic wording in a PICF is required) the MML HREC will also be required to review and approve the study in order to participate in the research.

This can be achieved by generating a copy of your original HREA application and supporting documents and lodged with a new submission code via Online Forms.

National Guidelines and Resources

Contact the Mater HREC Office

If you have any questions or queries about any of the information provided please contact us.

Telephone: 07 3163 1585
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Raymond Terrace
South Brisbane QLD 4101