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 has agreed to be part of the National Mutual Acceptance (NMA) Scheme for single ethical review. The NT HREC may accept the review and approval granted by another certified HREC for multi-centre research when the application conforms with NT requirements. The HREC will review applications on a case-by-case basis, 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 Aboriginal people in the NT and in qualitative research. 

More information may be found on the following pages:

  1. 1. Ethics overview

    1. Ethics overview

  2. 2. Human Research Ethics Committees in the NT

    2. Human Research Ethics Committees in the NT

  3. 3. National Mutual Acceptance (NMA) application process

    3. National Mutual Acceptance (NMA) application process

  4. 4. NT HREC standard application process.

    4. NT HREC standard application process.

  5. 5. Stakeholder, site support and permits

    5. Stakeholder, site support and permits

  6. 6. Low Risk Human Research

    6. Low Risk Human Research

  7. 7. Amendments and reporting

    7. Amendments and reporting

  8. 8. Guidelines, checklists, resources and links

    8. Guidelines, checklists, resources and links

  9. 9. Forms

    9. Forms

  10. 10. Human Research Ethics Committee meeting dates 2021

    10. Human Research Ethics Committee meeting dates 2021

  11. 11. Contact us

    11. Contact us