Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC)
Latrobe Regional Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee is constituted according to the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) – updated March 2014.
It is a requirement of the NHMRC that all medical or scientific research conducted on humans must be reviewed and approved by a properly constituted human research ethics committee. All research involving humans should conform to the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (NHMRC; 2007).
All research projects involving humans undertaken at Latrobe Regional Hospital and LRH HREC affiliated Health Services, require formal approval from Latrobe Regional Hospital HREC prior to commencement.
Latrobe Regional Hospital is a participating member in the National Mutual Acceptance (NMA) system for mutual acceptance of scientific and ethical review for multi-site clinical trials, and accepts single ethics reviews from certified HREC’s in this system.
LRH also participates in the Victorian system for single ethical review for multi-site health and medical research, including low and negligible risk review.
Submission of research applications requires both an electronic submission and a hard-copy submission.
Further information is found under the following links: