As part of the design process for any research project involving human subjects or human-related materials, University of Queensland researchers must investigate the need for ethical clearance and obtain it when required.

Important dates (Full Review Applications)

Committee Next Application Closing Date Next Meeting Date
HREC A 22 November 2016 8 December 2016
HREC B 8 November 2016 24 November 2016

NEW! 2017 HREC Calendar now available!

The information below outlines the principles of ethical research, and the procedures for applying for approval.

Human Ethics section

Applying for Human Ethics clearances

Information about the application process and Contact Officers

NHMRC Human Research Ethics Application (HREA)

Information about the NHMRC Human Research Ethics Application (HREA)

Our Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs)

An overview of our HREC structure, meeting dates and committee members

2017 HREC Calendar

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Volunteer on a UQ HREC

Volunteer to be on a UQ Human Research Ethics Committee

Policies and Legislation

Important policy documents and School Level Ethical Review


Progress reports, audits, complaints, ethical clearance paragraphs


An overview of training available through the Human Ethics Unit and externally

Forms and Resources

Download application forms, report form, committee lists

Contact the Human Ethics Unit

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