All human research projects in Australia must adhere to the guiding principles outlined in the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, relevant National and State legislation and other regulatory organisations. Research projects must be reviewed and approved by:

Northern Health does not have a full Human Research Ethics Committee. Ethical approval for high risk project is accepted via the National Mutual Acceptance scheme. Click here for approved HRECs.

NH initiated single site low risk research project that can submit to NH Low Risk Ethics Committee for ethical approval.

A researcher must have both an ethical approval and research governance approval prior to commencing a research project at Northern Health. Northern Health Research Governance Approval must be obtained prior to commencement of all research projects.