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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

2018 Schedule

Meeting Date Submission Date
(No feedback will be provided)

30 January 2018

16 January 2018

27 February 2018

13 February 2018

27 March 2018

13 March 2018

24 April 2018

10 April 2018

29 May 2018

15 May 2018

26 June 2018

12 June 2018

31 July 2018

17 July 2018

28 August 2018

14 August 2018

25 September 2018

11 September 2018

30 October 2018

16 October 2018

27 November 2018

13 November 2018

18 December 20184 December 2018
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