NIIM Human Research Ethics Committee


The NIIM Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC), registered with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), plays a key role in the ethical oversight of research in humans. It receives and considers both internal and external research proposals involving human participants to ensure that they are in accordance with the relevant national standards and guidelines for research.

In undertaking this role, the NIIM HREC is guided by the NHMRC’s National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research which sets out requirements for HREC composition, ethical principles by which research should be designed and conducted, and requirements for HRECs in reaching decisions about research proposals and monitoring and reporting of approved projects.  View the HREC Terms of Reference.


NIIM has processes to investigate allegations of research misconduct for research projects approved by the NIIM HREC. View the NIIM HREC Research Misconduct Complaints and Resolution Policy and the NIIM HREC Research Misconduct Complaints and Resolution Procedures.

If you have a complaint about how a research project approved by the NIIM HREC is being conducted, please contact the HREC Secretary at: hrec@niim.com.au

About the HREC

HREC Membership

HREC (Ethics) Application Process

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