Committees, meetings & dates

Research ethics oversight at Barwon Health

All institutions that conduct research are required to comply with guidelines and legislation that protect research participants, underpin good research governance, practice and management, and ensure ethical research conduct. The Barwon Health Human Research Ethics Committee (BH HREC), with the support of the REGI unit, is responsible for the oversight and monitoring of research proposals involving human participants to ensure that they are ethically acceptable, and in accordance with relevant standards and guidelines.

In undertaking this role, the REGI Unit and the BH HREC are guided by relevant standards, including those in the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research and the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, which outline the institutional roles and responsibilities for research governance and ethical review.

All research undertaken by or under the auspices of Barwon Health must undergo ethics oversight. This oversight is facilitated by the REGI Unit and requires that all research proposals and accompanying documents must be submitted to REGI for apocopate ethics review, governance and monitoring purposes.

The National Statement allows institutions to implement different types of ethical review of research in accordance with different degrees of risk (Chapter 2.1 Risk and benefit) and outlines the institutional roles and responsibilities for research governance and ethical review (Chapter 5).

In accordance with the National Statement, Barwon Health has four different application types, as summarised within the 'Guide to Barwon Health HREC Applications' found on the Guidelines and advice webpage.

Committee Information

 Expressions of Interest Barwon Health Human Research Ethics Committee 

The Barwon Health Human Research Ethics Committee (BHHREC) reviews all research conducted by Barwon Health staff or students involving human participants. The primary role of the committee is to protect the welfare and the rights of participants in research. Expressions of interest are now sought to join the committee in 2017.

Vacancies currently exist in the following categories of membership:

  • Persons with current research experience that is relevant to research proposals to be considered at the meetings they attend.
  • Persons who performs a pastoral care role in a community, for example, an Aboriginal elder or a minister of religion.
  • A lay woman, who has no affiliation with Barwon Health and is not currently engaged in medical, scientific, legal or academic work.

Please click here to read the details on how to join. Applications close on 15 January. 

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

FOR THE BARWON HEALTH HUMAN RESEARCH ETHICS COMMITTEE

 

The Barwon Health Human Research Ethics Committee (BHHREC) reviews all research conducted by Barwon Health staff or students involving human participants. The primary role of the committee is to protect the welfare and the rights of participants in research.

Traditional Owners

We, Barwon Health, acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the Elders both past and present.