Submission

Please allow sufficient time to obtain all approvals before the due date. Your application will not be considered until approval has been provided by all investigators (including external researchers), as well as the faculty approver. This must be completed before the submission deadline.

Applications are reviewed at Committee meetings and a response is usually provided within 10 working days. The University HREC's have a cap of 35 items per meeting. If we exceed that number of applications your submission will be considered at the next available meeting date.

PLEASE NOTE: During November-January we expect a large volume of applications. The cap will not be exceeded during this period. You are advised to submit your applications as early as possible to minimise the possibility of delay in review of your matter.

Human Research Ethics Committee
Meeting Dates for 2014

Committee Submission Deadline Meeting Date
HREC 1 03/11/2014 18/11/2014
HREC 2* 17/11/2014 02/12/2014

* Deadline for monthly Subcommittees

Human Research Ethics Committee
Meeting Dates for 2015

Committee

Submission Deadline

Meeting Date

HREC 1

12-Jan-15

27-Jan-15

HREC 2

12-Jan-15

03-Feb-15

HREC 3

26-Jan-15

10-Feb-15

HREC 1

09-Feb-15

24-Feb-15

HREC 2

16-Feb-15

03-Mar-15

HREC 3

23-Feb-15

10-Mar-15

HREC 1

09-Mar-15

24-Mar-15

HREC 2

16-Mar-15

31-Mar-15

HREC 3

23-Mar-15

07-Apr-15

HREC 1

06-Apr-15

21-Apr-15

HREC 2

13-Apr-15

28-Apr-15

HREC 3

20-Apr-15

05-May-15

HREC 1

04-May-15

19-May-15

HREC 2

11-May-15

26-May-15

HREC 3

18-May-15

02-Jun-15

HREC 1

01-Jun-15

16-Jun-15

HREC 2

08-Jun-15

23-Jun-15

HREC 3

15-Jun-15

30-Jun-15

HREC 1

29-Jun-15

14-Jul-15

HREC 2

06-Jul-15

21-Jul-15

HREC 3

13-Jul-15

28-Jul-15

HREC 1

27-Jul-15

11-Aug-15

HREC 2

03-Aug-15

18-Aug-15

HREC 3

10-Aug-15

25-Aug-15

HREC 1

24-Aug-15

08-Sep-15

HREC 2

31-Aug-15

15-Sep-15

HREC 3

07-Sep-15

22-Sep-15

HREC 1

21-Sep-15

06-Oct-15

HREC 2

28-Sep-15

13-Oct-15

HREC 3

05-Oct-15

20-Oct-15

HREC 1

19-Oct-15

03-Nov-15

HREC 2

26-Oct-15

10-Nov-15

HREC 3

02-Nov-15

17-Nov-15

HREC 1

16-Nov-15

01-Dec-15

HREC 2

16-Nov-15

08-Dec-15

Low risk applications

If your application is assessed by the Ethics Office as low risk, it may be allocated for review by one of the University’s discipline-specific or divisional subcommittees. The University has subcommittees for applications in the fields of Business, Psychology, the Conservatorium of Music, Humanities and Health. Please note that some of these subcommittees only review Honours projects (psychology), or only student projects (Conservatorium).

The Health and Business Subcommittees meet monthly, and the remaining subcommittees meet fortnightly. All the subcommittee deadlines are as above, with the monthly Business & Health Subcommittee deadlines indicated by the asterisk*. You do not need to assess whether your application is low risk, this will be done by the Ethics Office once you have completed the application form in IRMA.

Submission of modifications

All modifications are considered by the Human Research Ethics Committee Executive.

EXECUTIVE MEETING DATES 2014

Committee

Submission Deadline

Meeting Date

 HREC 2 Exec

20/10/2014 

 29/10/2014

 HREC 1 Exec

 03/11/2014

 12/11/2014

 HREC 2 Exec

17/11/2014 

26/11/2014 

Executive Committee
Meeting Dates for 2015

 

Committee

Submission Deadline

Meeting Date

Exec 1

12-Jan-15

04-Feb-15

Exec 2

12-Jan-15

18-Feb-15

Exec 1

09-Feb-15

04-Mar-15

Exec 2

23-Feb-15

18-Mar-15

Exec 1

09-Mar-15

01-Apr-15

Exec 2

23-Mar-15

15-Apr-15

Exec 1

06-Apr-15

29-Apr-15

Exec 2

20-Apr-15

13-May-15

Exec 1

04-May-15

27-May-15

Exec 2

18-May-15

10-Jun-15

Exec 1

01-Jun-15

24-Jun-15

Exec 2

15-Jun-15

08-Jul-15

Exec 1

29-Jun-15

22-Jul-15

Exec 2

13-Jul-15

05-Aug-15

Exec 1

27-Jul-15

19-Aug-15

Exec 2

10-Aug-15

02-Sep-15

Exec 1

24-Aug-15

16-Sep-15

Exec 2

07-Sep-15

30-Sep-15

Exec 1

21-Sep-15

14-Oct-15

Exec 2

05-Oct-15

28-Oct-15

Exec 1

19-Oct-15

11-Nov-15

Exec 2

02-Nov-15

25-Nov-15

Exec 1

16-Nov-15

09-Dec-15

Exec 2

16-Nov-15

16-Dec-15

 

 

Clinical trial submission dates

All applications for Clinical Trials which involve a CTN or CTX are pre-reviewed by a Clinical Trials Sub-Committee prior to being considered by the University of Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC).

Please submit through IRMA and provide:

  • 1 single sided original copy and 10 double-sided stapled printed copies, including all attachments
  • Each copy should include a cover letter outlining the qualifications of all named researchers.
  • Once you have submitted in IRMA, please submit the printed copies to the Research Office, Level 6, the Jane Foss Russell Building - G02
Submission deadline Sub-Committee Meeting
7 November 24 November 2014
 Submission deadline 2015  Subcommittee Meeting 2015

19 January

2 February

9 February

23 February

9 March

23 March

13 April

27 April

11 May

25 May