The HREC (Tas) Network (the Network) is constituted by joint agreement between the University of Tasmania (UTAS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
The Network consists of two human research ethics committees (HRECs), and operates according to the following principles:
The Human Research Ethics Committee (Tasmania) Network is currently seeking expressions of interest for membership of the following committees:
Categories of membership of an HREC are prescribed by the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) to comprise of:
(a) a chairperson, with suitable experience, whose other responsibilities will not impair the HREC's capacity to carry out its obligations under the National Statement;
(b) at least two lay people, one man and one woman, who have no affiliation with the institution and do not currently engage in medical, scientific, legal or academic work;
(c) at least one person with knowledge of, and current experience in, the professional care, counselling or treatment of people (for example, a nurse or allied health professional);
(d) at least one person who performs a pastoral care role in a community (for example an Aboriginal elder, a minister of religion);
(e) at least one lawyer, where possible one who is not engaged to advise the institution; and
(f) at least two people with current research that is relevant to the research proposals to be considered at the meetings they attend.
Health and Medical Terms of Reference
Health and Medical Meeting Dates 2013
Social Sciences Terms of Reference
Social Sciences Meeting Dates 2013
Interested applicants should provide an application, a short expression of interest, and a current CV to:
Manager, Research Ethics Unit
Office of Research Services
University of Tasmania
Private Bag 1
Hobart TAS 7001
Should you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Nicola on 6226 7479 or email@example.com.
Authorised by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
8 May, 2013