SA Health Human Research Ethics Committee
Information about the SA Department for Health and Wellbeing Human Research Ethics Committee, FAQs and information relating to the submission process.
There are currently five Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs) within the South Australian public health system. For human research committees in South Australia that fall outside the public health system, refer to the National Health and Medical Research Council website.
Information on the application process, including contact details, is available on the individual HRECs websites listed below.
The SA Department for Health and Wellbeing Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) receives and examines research and evaluation proposals initiated or conducted by SA Health staff and/or external researchers seeking access to SA Health data and/or clients.
The CALHN Human Research Ethics Committee considers proposals for human research to be undertaken at or under the auspices of Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN).
The Southern Adelaide Clinical Human Research Ethics Committee (SAC HREC) is a joint committee of Southern Adelaide Local Health Network and Flinders University. The SAC HREC reviews:
The Women’s and Children’s Health Network Human Research Ethics Committee considers proposed research or audit projects involving patients, patients’ families, patient tissue (including stored tissue), patient information and/or staff.
Any research that involves a significant proportion of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples should also be submitted to the Aboriginal Health Research Ethics Committee (AHREC) in addition to the review by the South Australian public health system HREC, where applicable. The AHREC promotes and supports quality research for the benefit of Aboriginal people.
Anyone wishing to engage in research projects within the six regional local health networks should submit an application through one of the metropolitan HRECs listed above.