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Human Research Ethics Committees and Processes

The Faculty Human Ethics Committees (FHEC) are being retired at the end of 2017.  From January 2018 all Human Research Ethics applications, regardless of their level of risk, are to be sent via email to the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) address following development on the Human Research Ethics Application (HREA) website**  

Ongoing management of all applications originally submitted to the FHEC will be undertaken by the HREC from January 2018. Therefore, from 21 December 2017, all correspondence about those applications (including, for instance, annual and final reports) should be directed to the HREC at

For additional information regarding the Ethics Process and Meeting schedules please review the HREC website

** Please note: that the HREA form is on the National Health and Medical Research Council’s website.  The form is used by most Australian Ethics Committees, it is not a CSU site.  Users are expected to save a copy of their completed form, in zip file format, to their own computer and then forward it to the CSU HREC.  The forms are only saved on the HREA site for 3 months (90 days).  HREA forms are not automatically transferred to CSU.