Ethics and Research

The Goulburn Valley Health Ethics and Research committee acts as a committee of review for research conducted at Goulburn Valley Health. The Committee’s primary role is to protect the welfare and rights of participants in research. As part of this, it is the responsibility of the Ethics and Research Committee to review new research proposals, monitor existing research previously approved by the Committee and maintain a register of all research projects. The Committee operates in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans.
For all other HREC related information and forms, visit How to make an HREC application.

The Committee has elected to follow guidelines for Ethics applications provided by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and will accept applications for all internal and external applications on forms which can be accessed via the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website.

Application for approval of a single site project which is only to be carried out at GV Health should also be made by via the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website.

The Committee meets every second month, except for the December meeting. An original signed copy of the application plus 14 photocopies, or one electronic signed copy including all relevant supporting documents must be received two weeks prior to the meeting. No late applications will be considered.

HREC Full Committee meeting Dates for 2017

22 February
26 April
28 June
23 August
11 October
22 November

HREC Sub-Committee Dates for 2017

17 March
19 May
21 July
15 September

* Please note that the Committee may request a research governance fee for new project applications, to be determined by the Committee upon review of the project application, particularly if the application is in receipt of funding.

HREC Processing Fees
Research Complaint Procedure
Appealing against a GV Health’s HREC Decision