Submission

Please allow sufficient time to obtain all approval declarations before the due date. Your application will not be considered until approval declarations have been completed by all investigators (including external researchers), as well as the faculty approver. Declarations must be completed before the submission deadline. Find out more about approval declarations and how they work.

If external investigators are involved please upload the External Approvers Form with the required signatures.

Applications are reviewed at Committee meetings and a response is usually provided within 10 working days. The University HRECs 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.

Human Research Ethics Committee
Meeting Dates for 2015

Committee

Submission Deadline

Meeting Date

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).

All HREC Subcommittees meet monthly. All the subcommittee deadlines are as below. The University Subcommittee HRECs have a cap of 20 items per meeting. If we exceed that number of applications your submission will be considered at the next available meeting date.

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.

Committee

Submission Deadline

Meeting Date

HEALTH

09-Mar-15

20-Mar-15

HUMANITIES

16-Mar-15

24-Mar-15

HEALTH

06-Apr-15

17-Apr-15

HUMANITIES

13-Apr-15

21-Apr-15

HEALTH

04-May-15

15-May-15

HUMANITIES

11-May-15

19-May-15

HEALTH

01-Jun-15

12-Jun-15

HUMANITIES

08-Jun-15

16-Jun-15

HEALTH

29-Jun-15

10-Jul-15

HUMANITIES

06-Jul-15

14-Jul-15

HEALTH

27-Jul-15

07-Aug-15

HUMANITIES

03-Aug-15

11-Aug-15

HEALTH

24-Aug-15

04-Sep-15

HUMANITIES

31-Aug-15

08-Sep-15

HEALTH

21-Sep-15

02-Oct-15

HUMANITIES

28-Sep-15

06-Oct-15

HEALTH

19-Oct-15

30-Oct-15

HUMANITIES

26-Oct-15

03-Nov-15

HEALTH

16-Nov-15

27-Nov-15

HUMANITIES

16-Nov-15

01-Dec-15

Submission of modifications

All modifications are considered by the Human Research Ethics Committee Executive. Applications are reviewed at Committee meetings and a response is usually provided within 10 working days. The Executive Committees 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.

Committee Submission Deadline Meeting Date
Exec 1 23-Feb-15 3-Mar-15
Exec 2 9-Mar-15 17-Mar-15
Exec 1 23-Mar-15 31-Mar-15
Exec 2 6-Apr-15 14-Apr-15
Exec 1 20-Apr-15 28-Apr-15
Exec 2 4-May-15 12-May-15
Exec 1 18-May-15 26-May-15
Exec 2 1-Jun-15 9-Jun-15
Exec 1 15-Jun-15 23-Jun-15
Exec 2 29-Jun-15 7-Jul-15
Exec 1 13-Jul-15 21-Jul-15
Exec 2 27-Jul-15 4-Aug-15
Exec 1 10-Aug-15 18-Aug-15
Exec 2 24-Aug-15 1-Sep-15
Exec 1 7-Sep-15 15-Sep-15
Exec 2 21-Sep-15 29-Sep-15
Exec 1 5-Oct-15 13-Oct-15
Exec 2 19-Oct-15 27-Oct-15
Exec 1 2-Nov-15 10-Nov-15
Exec 2 16-Nov-15 24-Nov-15
Exec 1 30-Nov-15 8-Dec-15
Exec 2 7-Dec-15 15-Dec-15

 

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).

Consult the Clinical Trials website for Clinical Trial Governance

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 2015  Subcommittee Meeting 2015

9 March

23 March

10 April

27 April

8 May

25 May

5 June

22 June

10 July

27 July

7 August

24 August