Submission

Please submit all applications in IRMA. There is no difference between HREC1, HREC2 or HREC3. Your application will be triaged to the first available committee by the Ethics Office.

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 2016

HREC

Submission Deadline

Meeting

HREC 3

04-Jan-16

19-Jan-16

HREC 1

18-Jan-16

02-Feb-16

HREC 2

25-Jan-16

09-Feb-16

HREC 3

01-Feb-16

16-Feb-16

HREC 1

15-Feb-16

01-Mar-16

HREC 2

22-Feb-16

08-Mar-16

HREC 3

29-Feb-16

15-Mar-16

HREC 1

14-Mar-16

29-Mar-16

HREC 2

21-Mar-16

05-Apr-16

HREC 3

28-Mar-16

12-Apr-16

HREC 1

11-Apr-16

26-Apr-16

HREC 2

18-Apr-16

03-May-16

HREC 3

25-Apr-16

10-May-16

HREC 1

09-May-16

24-May-16

HREC 2

16-May-16

31-May-16

HREC 3

23-May-16

07-Jun-16

HREC 1

06-Jun-16

21-Jun-16

HREC 2

13-Jun-16

28-Jun-16

HREC 3

20-Jun-16

05-Jul-16

HREC 1

04-Jul-16

19-Jul-16

HREC 2

11-Jul-16

26-Jul-16

HREC 3

18-Jul-16

02-Aug-16

HREC 1

01-Aug-16

16-Aug-16

HREC 2

08-Aug-16

23-Aug-16

HREC 3

15-Aug-16

30-Aug-16

HREC 1

29-Aug-16

13-Sep-16

HREC 2

05-Sep-16

20-Sep-16

HREC 3

12-Sep-16

27-Sep-16

HREC 1

26-Sep-16

11-Oct-16

HREC 2

03-Oct-16

18-Oct-16

HREC 3

10-Oct-16

25-Oct-16

HREC 1

24-Oct-16

08-Nov-16

HREC 2

31-Oct-16

15-Nov-16

HREC 3

07-Nov-16

22-Nov-16

HREC 1

21-Nov-16

06-Dec-16

HREC 2

21-Nov-16

06-Dec-16

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

18-Jan-2016

01-Feb-2016

HUMANITIES

01-Feb-2016 09-Feb-2016

HEALTH

15-Feb-2016 29-Feb-2016

HUMANITIES

29-Feb-2016 08-Mar-2016

HEALTH

14-Mar-2016 29-Mar-2016

HUMANITIES

28-Mar-2016 05-Apr-2016

HEALTH

11-Apr-2016 26-Apr-2016

HUMANITIES

25-Apr-2016 03-May-2016

HEALTH

09-May-2016 23-May-2016

HUMANITIES

23-May-2016 31-May-2016

HEALTH

06-Jun-2016 20-Jun-2016

HUMANITIES

20-Jun-2016 28-Jun-2016

HEALTH

04-Jul-2016 18-Jul-2016

HUMANITIES

18-Jul-2016 26-Jul-2016

HEALTH

01-Aug-2016 15-Aug-2016

 HUMANITIES

15-Aug-2016  23-Aug-2016 

 HEALTH

 29-Aug-2016 12-Sep-2016

 HUMANITIES

12-Sep-2016  20-Sep-2016 

 HEALTH

26-Sep-2016  10-Oct-2016 

 HUMANITIES

 10-Oct-2016 18-Oct-2016 

 HEALTH

 24-Oct-2016 07-Nov-2016 

 HUMANITIES

 07-Nov-2016 15-Nov-2016 

 HEALTH

 21-Nov-2016 05-Dec-2016 

Submission of modifications

All modifications are considered by the Human Research Ethics Committee Executive (to be renamed Deputy Chairs Review Committee in 2016). 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.

 

Deputy Chairs

Review Committee

(DCRC) previously Executive

Deadline

Meeting

DCRC 3

4-Jan-16

14-Jan-16

DCRC 1

18-Jan-16

28-Jan-16

DCRC 2

1-Feb-16

11-Feb-16

DCRC 3

15-Feb-16

25-Feb-16

DCRC 1

29-Feb-16

10-Mar-16

DCRC 2

14-Mar-16

24-Mar-16

DCRC 3

28-Mar-16

7-Apr-16

DCRC 1

11-Apr-16

21-Apr-16

DCRC 2

25-Apr-16

5-May-16

DCRC 3

9-May-16

19-May-16

DCRC 1

23-May-16

2-Jun-16

DCRC 2

6-Jun-16

16-Jun-16

DCRC 3

20-Jun-16

30-Jun-16

DCRC 1

4-Jul-16

14-Jul-16

DCRC 2

18-Jul-16

28-Jul-16

DCRC 3

1-Aug-16

11-Aug-16

DCRC 1

15-Aug-16

25-Aug-16

DCRC 2

29-Aug-16

8-Sep-16

DCRC 3

12-Sep-16

22-Sep-16

DCRC 1

26-Sep-16

6-Oct-16

DCRC 2

10-Oct-16

20-Oct-16

DCRC 3

24-Oct-16

3-Nov-16

DCRC 1

7-Nov-16

17-Nov-16

DCRC 2

21-Nov-16

1-Dec-16

Clinical Trials involving a CTN or CTX

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).

In some circumstance, the HREC may request review by a Clinical Trials Sub-Committee for clinical trials that do not involve a CTN or CTX. In these circumstances, you will be contacted directly by our office to arrange review.

Please Note: where the University of Sydney is a site or sponsor of a clinical trial there may be additional governance requirements you need to meet. Please consult the Clinical Trials website for more information.

Please submit Clinical Trials involving a CTN or CTX through IRMA and provide:

  • 1 single sided original copy and 12 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

Clinical Trials               Submission deadlines 2016

Clinical Trials          Subcommittee Meeting 2016

15 January 2016

1 February 2016

5 February 2016

22 February 2016

4 March 2016

21 March 2016

8 April 2016

25 April 2016

6 May 2016

23 May 2016

3 June 2016

20 June 2016

8 July 2016

25 July 2016

5 August 2016

 22 August 2016

9 September 2016

 26 September 2016

7 October 2016

 24 October 2016

4 November 2016

 21 November 2016