Research Division

Health and Medical HREC

The Tasmania Health and Medical Human Research Ethics Committee (HMHREC) (Terms of Reference) is responsible for conducting scientific and ethical reviews of research involving:

  • Physiological, clinical and/or medical interventions
  • The use of human biospecimens
  • Human genetic research
  • Staff, patients or resources in a health provider setting (both public and private)

The Tasmanian Scientific Research Advisory Committee (TSRAC) (Terms of Reference) is a subcommittee of the HMHREC. The objective of the TSRAC is to review and advise the scientific validity, merit and integrity of health and medical human research applications, prior to their consideration by the HMHREC.

If you are planning to submit a Prior Approval Application or your project is funded by a Category 1 grant, you can apply for an exemption from TSRAC review.

Please refer to our Tasmanian Scientific Research Advisory Committee (TSRAC) Review Exemption Guidelines for information.

If you are 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.

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