About Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC)
All institutions involved in research must meet high ethical standards and must comply with national and international laws and guidelines that are in place to protect research participants, and to ensure good research conduct and appropriate research oversight and governance.
The key document that guides and supports the ethical conduct of research in Australia is the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) updated 2018. The Barwon Health Human Research Ethics Committee (BH HREC), with the support of the RDU, is responsible for the oversight and monitoring of research proposals involving human participants, to ensure that all research activities under the auspices of Barwon Health meet high ethical standards, in accordance with relevant guidelines including The National Statement.
Last Modified: Wednesday, 05 July 2023