HREC meeting dates

Expedited Applications Meetings

The first E2 meeting for 2019 will be held on the 31st January 2019 with a closing date of 12 noon on Friday the 18th January 2019. After this meeting the normal weekly closing dates of Thursday at 12 noon will apply (as listed below).

The final E2 meeting for 2019 will be held on the 5th December 2019 with a closing date of 12 noon on Thursday the 28th November 2019.

LevelRisk to participantsRisk ExplainedReviewed by
E1Negligible or no appreciable risks or ethical issuesWhere there is no foreseeable risk of harm or discomfort: and any foreseeable risk is no more than inconvenience.Chair as they are received by the Secretary
E2Low risk and ethical issues addressed by research designWhere the only foreseeable risk is one of discomfort.HREC sub panel – Meets weekly (Thursday morning).  E2 applications must be submitted to Research Services by 12 noon Thursday, to be tabled at the meeting held the following Thursday.

HREA (High Risk) 2019 meetings

Month Closing Date (12 noon) Meeting Date
January No MeetingNo Meeting
February 0418
March 0418
April 0115
May 0620
June 0317
July 0115
August 0519
September 0216
October 08 (Tuesday)21
November 0418
December 25 November 09


There are two options for getting your documentation to the committee in time for the meeting.

Email all the signed documents to Signatures can be either electronic or signed by hand, then scan the document.


Print the original application on single-sided A4 paper and clip the pages together — do not staple. Deliver or post your printed submission.

Applications must reach Research Services by 12noon on the nominated closing date.


Applications for ethics approval must reach Research Services by 12.00 noon on the nominated closing date for discussion at the next committee meeting.

Signatures can be signed electronically, or signed by hand.

Email all applications and any supporting documents (in colour) to:

Human Ethics: