Hunter New England Human Research Ethics Committee

The Hunter New England Human Research Ethics Committee is a Committee of the Chief Executive of Hunter HNE Health and is constituted and functions in accordance with the National Statement in Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007.

Terms of Reference

Hunter New England Human Research Ethics Committee Terms of Reference

Standard operating procedures

The Hunter New England Human Research Ethics Committee operates in accordance with: NSW Health Operations Manual: Human Research Ethics Committee.

HNEHREC Standard Operating Procedures

Membership

The Hunter New England Human Research Ethics Committee is constituted according to the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007, and its membership is maintained in excess of the minimum requirements of Section 5.1.30, which are as follows:

  • A chairperson
  • Laywoman with no affiliation with the institution  and drawn from the local community
  • A layman with no affiliation with the institution and drawn from the local community
  • At least two people with knowledge of, and current experience in the areas of research regularly considered by the Committee
  • At least a person with knowledge of, and current experience in, the professional care, counselling or treatment of people
  • A minister of religion or person of equivalent standing in the Community
  • A lawyer.

Clinical Trial Sub-Committee

The Clinical Trials Subcommittee advises the Hunter New England Human Research Ethics Committee on methodological and pharmacological aspects of applications to conduct clinical trials and innovative therapy in the HNE Health.

Terms of Reference

Clinical Trials Sub-Committee Terms of Reference

Membership

  • Clinical pharmacologist
  • Pharmacist with appropriate experience
  • A statistician experienced in the design of clinical trials
  • Persons with research experience and/or expertise relevant to the areas of research reviewed by the Committee
  • A clinical research nurse
  • A clinical epidemiologist

Details of the Composition of the Committee for a specific meeting is available by emailing us.