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Webinar on the Human Research Ethics Application (HREA)

Hosted by NHMRC, in association with the Australian National Data Service (ANDS)




NHMRC, in association with the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) will be hosting a live webinar on the HREA on 16 May at 12.30pm AEST. The webinar will also be recorded and published on the NHMRC website.

The webinar technology allows attendees to ask questions in real time, which will be collated and addressed at the end of the webinar. Questions and answers will also be published on the NHMRC website, including any that could not be addressed during the webinar.
Please click on (link is external) to register for the webinar.

As part of the initiative to have streamlined and efficient ethics approval, NHMRC is developing the Human Research Ethics Application (HREA) as a replacement for the National Ethics Application Form (NEAF). The aim of the HREA is to be a concise streamlined application to facilitate efficient and effective ethics review for research involving humans. The application will assist researchers to consider the ethical principles of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) in relation to their research, rather than focus on requirements for approval.
The application is being designed to be compatible with existing IT systems used to manage ethics applications and to streamline other processes, such as reporting.

The HREA is being developed with input from representatives from HRECs, public and private hospitals, academic institutions and commonwealth and state government departments. NHMRC have also established a Human Research Ethics Application.