Research Division

Health and Medical HREC

The Tasmania Health and Medical HREC (Terms of Reference (PDF 180.9KB)) is responsible for reviewing all research projects that involve the following:

  1. Invasive physiological, clinical, and/or medical interventions (clinical trials)
    • To determine whether your research project is a clinical trial or not, use the following decision aid
  2. Research involving the use of human tissue (including blood, reproductive and other tissues)
  3. Human genetic research
  4. Staff, patients or resources of any hospital in Tasmania (both Public and Private)

The Tasmanian Scientific Research Advisory Committee (TSRAC) (Terms of Reference (PDF 213.8KB)) is a subcommittee of the Human Research Ethics Committee (Tasmania) Network. The objective of the TSRAC is to review the scientific validity, merit, integrity and safety of health and medical research applications prior to their consideration by the Tasmanian Health and Medical Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC). The Health and Medical Human Research Ethics Committee are satisfied that this peer review process fulfils the University of Tasmania's position on Peer Review.

If you are planning to submit a Prior Approval application (see Types of Applications), or your project is funded by a Category 1 grant you can apply from an exemption from TSRAC Review if you are able to provide the following; Evidence of approval from another NHMRC registered HREC or evidence of funding approval from a Category 1 Grant evidence of peer review of the funded research plan (guidelines available on the Forms page).

If you are thinking about conducting a research project with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities or their data, the design of your project must respect and take into account the values, and cultural protocols of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Please visit the Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Ethics page for information about these considerations.

More information about the Health and Medical HREC:

Requests for endorsement as an Authorised Prescriber

The Health and Medical HREC is happy to review requests from clinicians for endorsement as an Authorised Prescriber under the Therapeutic Goods Act1989 (Cth). When preparing your request please take note of Memorandum on Authorised Prescriber requirements (PDF 46.8KB).