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Human research ethics committee

The CQUniversity Human Research Ethics Committee (CQUHREC) is responsible for assessing and providing clearance to any research undertaken by university staff or Research Masters or Doctorate candidates involving:

  • The use of humans;
  • The use of human material; and
  • The use of data or records from which individual subjects may be identified.

The standard operating procedures of the Human Research Ethics Committee are in accordance with:

Application for Ethical Clearance involving humans

Clearance must be sought from the Committee BEFORE the research is undertaken.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research before completing the request for clearance. This introductory document contains some additional information.

There are two (2) methods of applying for ethical clearance: Low Risk Review (for projects involving negligible or low risk, as defined by the National Statement), or completion of the full National Ethics Application Form (NEAF) - for projects involving greater than low risk.

Applicants for ethical clearance are recommended to submit their request for ethical clearance at least two (2) months prior to the date on which they will be commencing their project.

For internal applicants applications forms can be found on Office of Research Moodle Site (Ethics). For external applicants please contact Committee Secretary, ethics@cqu.edu.au for further information.

Meeting and Submission Dates

CQUHREC meets monthly and the meeting dates and submission deadlines are

2017 Schedule

Meeting Date Submission Date
(No feedback will be provided)

31 January 2017

17 January 2017

28 February 2017

14 February 2017

28 March 2017

14 March 2017

24 April 2017

11 April 2017

30 May 2017

16 May 2017

27 June 2017

13 June 2017

25 July 2017

11 July 2017

29 August 2017

15 August 2017

26 September 2017

12 September 2017

31 October 2017

17 October 2017

28 November 2017

14 November 2017

19 December 20175 December 2017
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