The organisation with primary responsibility for a Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) should notify NHMRC of any change of details for the HREC and/or for the organisation(s) which has responsibility for the HREC.
This form is used to notify NHMRC of one or more of the following changes:
For changes in HREC membership, registered HRECs only need to advise of changes to the chairperson (using this form). However, organisations and HRECs that are certified under NHMRC's National Certification Scheme of Institutional Processes related to the Ethical Review of Multi-centre Research are required to advise of all membership changes (by emailing HREC.email@example.com).
NHMRC collects personal information from Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs) as part of the registration process.
This information is collected on contact details for HRECs and for their organisations, as well as details on HREC membership. Without this personal information, a HREC will not be registered, nor will its registration be maintained.
NHMRC uses this information to contact HRECs and their organisations, to confirm that HRECs and organisations agree to the terms of registration, and/or to verify that HRECs’ appointed members meet the requirements of paragraphs 5.1.29–5.1.31 of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research. HREC contact email addresses that do not include personal names or are already publically available may be provided to external third parties. However, all other access to this information will be limited to NHMRC staff.
By providing this information, HRECs and organisations acknowledge that it will be stored by NHMRC.