Human Research Ethics Committee of the Northern Territory Department of Health and Menzies School of Health Research

The Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) of the Northern Territory (NT) Department of Health and Menzies School of Health Research is registered and operates in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007). (NHMRC Reg no: EC00153)

The HREC supports the research activities of the NT Department of Health and Menzies School of Health Research and also considers ethics applications submitted by non-government service providers and other research institutions from outside the NT who wish to conduct research across the Top End of the NT. 

The Northern Territory is not currently part of the National Mutual Acceptance Scheme for single ethical review; however, the HREC will review applications on a case by case basis for projects that have prior ethics approval from other regions of Australia, and reciprocal approval is sometimes possible without further full review.

In addition, the HREC receives advice from two sub-committees in the consideration of ethical issues in research involving Indigenous people in the NT and in qualitative research. 

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