HREC meeting dates

Expedited Applications Meetings

The first E2 meeting for 2018 will be held on the 1st February 2018 with a closing date of 12 noon on Friday the 19th January 2018. After this meeting the normal weeklyclosing dates of Friday at 12 noon will apply (as listed below).

The final E2 meeting for 2018 will be held on the 6th December 2018 with a closing date of 12 noon on Friday the 30th November 2018.

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 Friday, to be tabled at the meeting held the following Thursday.

HREA (High Risk) 2018 meetings

Month Closing Date (12 noon) Meeting Date
January No MeetingNo Meeting
February 0519
March 0519
April 03 (Tuesday)16
May 0721
June 0418
July 0216
August 0620
September 0317
October 02 (Tuesday)15
November 0519
December 26 November 10


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:

Print, in colour, the original application on A4 paper, single sided, and clip it together — do not staple — and deliver to:

Research Services
TC Lamble Building