Become a member of an ethics committee
Expressions of interest are sought for membership to the University of Tasmania Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) and the University of Tasmania Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC).
The University of Tasmania Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) oversees the care and use of animals in research and teaching at the University of Tasmania, and ensures all animal care and use is done in accordance with the Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes.
The University of Tasmania Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) reviews research proposals involving human participants. The role of the HREC is to ensure research has merit and reflects the ethical values of justice, beneficence and respect for humans, and is in line with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research.
We are currently recruiting for the membership categories listed below. Click on the membership category for more information about the role and application instructions.Category C (animal welfare) for the Animal Ethics Committee
- Category B (researcher) for the Animal Ethics Committee
- Category D (layperson) or the Animal Ethics Committee
- Category C (carer) for the Human Research Ethics Committee
- Category D (pastoral carer) for the Human Research Ethics Committee
- Category E (lawyer) for the Human Research Ethics Committee
- Category F (researcher) for the Human Research Ethics Committee
Members are required to attend 1-2 meetings per month of approximately 2 hours duration, plus allocate some time for preparation (reading and reviewing applications). Meetings are held via Zoom and members external to the University can choose to receive a small stipend for each meeting attended.
Please contact the Research Ethics Unit if you have any questions about becoming a member: