Application for registration of an HREC

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Important information

An organisation may apply to register its Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) at any time. To be eligible for registration, the organisation and HREC must demonstrate that they meet the requirements of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, 2007 (National Statement or NS).

The submission of this application must be approved by the head of the organisation (e.g. CEO or Vice-Chancellor). If the HREC is responsible to more than one organisation, the head of each of these organisations must also approve the submission of this application. The organisation with primary responsibility for the HREC is the applicant.


  • complete all sections of the online form
  • to allow NHMRC to make an informed decision about registration of your HREC, you are required to provide some documentation to support your application.  Attach these documents to the applicable fields. You may be contacted if additional information is required
  • a copy of your application will be emailed to you upon submission.