Department of Health Human Research Ethics Committee


Overview

The Department of Health WA Human Research Ethics Committee (DOH HREC) is a Human Research Ethics Committee with special responsibility for oversight of the use and disclosure of personal health information held in the Department of Health data collections.

Application process

All new research projects must be submitted through the Research Governance Service information technology system (RGS). The RGS system can be accessed through the RGS website (external site).

Applicants for ethics approval please note that the Committee expects an application to be finalised (proofread, edited and corrected) before submission. This particularly applies to participant information sheets and consent forms.

Participant information sheets should be relevant to the needs of the participants in each project and written in plain English.

All projects requesting linked or un-linked statewide data must complete and upload an Application for Data form along with the RGS application.

Research governance
The Department's Research Development Unit coordinates governance for projects conducted at the Department of Health which require access to Departmental personnel, data or tissue collections. 

For further information about the research governance review process or about your obligations to obtain site authorisation, visit the Research Governance Office webpage.

More information

HREC Executive Officer
Phone: 9222 4278
Email: hrec@health.wa.gov.au
Post: PO Box 8172
Perth Business Centre
Perth WA 6849
Last reviewed: 07-06-2017
Last updated: 01-09-2017
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