Review of Ethics Applications

Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC)

​​​​​​​The Torrens University Australia HREC is registered with the NHMRC and meets regularly throughout the year. The HREC reviews research proposals involving human participants to ensure that they are ethically acceptable and in accordance with relevant standards and guidelines. In undertaking this role, the HREC is guided by the National Statement and relevant guidelines, policies and legislation (see Reviewer Information & Links below).
The TUA HREC Reviewer Checklist aligns with the National Statement and is used by HREC members to review ethics applications (login to Ethics RM to access at the top of the page Help>Templates).

Further information regarding HREC composition and registration is available at the NHMRC website.

HREC Dates for 2022


Meeting Date (Wednesday)

2022/019 February 
2022/026 April
2022/038 June
2022/043 August
2022/055 October
2022/067 December

Review Information & Links

National Statement

Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

Payment of Participants in Research

Ethical Conduct in Research with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples & Communities

The Privacy Act 1988

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) - Privacy

Maintaining Ethics Approval

To comply with the issued ethics approval and ensure ongoing approval, adequate reporting is required in line with the National Statement, Chapter 5.5 'Monitoring Approved Research'.

Researchers are responsible for providing reports (such as Annual and Completion Reports) to the HREC for noting. Further, it is the researcher's responsibility to notify the HREC of any unexpected adverse or serious events that my impact participant welfare in a timely manner.

Contact the Human Research Ethics Office at Torrens Australia University via email at