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 for 2015

Committee

Submission Deadline

Meeting Date

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

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 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

 

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 2015

 Clinical Trials          Subcommittee Meeting 2015

8 May

25 May

5 June

22 June

10 July

27 July

7 August

24 August

 11 September

 28 September

 9 October

 26 October

 6 November

 23 November