Ethics Committee

The Albury Wodonga Health Human Research Ethics Committee (AWHREC) is constituted and operates in accordance with the NHMRC National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007 (Updated 2018).

The AWHREC primary role is to protect the welfare and the rights of participants in research.

The AWHREC receives and considers for approval clinical research projects or any research project involving humans undertaken at Albury Wodonga Health (both Albury & Wodonga Campuses), Murray Valley Private Hospital, Albury and Wodonga Private Hospital, Mercy Health Service, and various other Albury / Wodonga Community organisations. 

2020 Meeting Dates and Deadlines (PDF 409 KB)

**COVID-19 Update: Please note all Ethics meeting will be carried out via videoconferencing during the national response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

For more information about research and HRECs during the COVID-19 Pandemic see the Streamline eBulletin from the Coordinating Office for Clinical Trial Research


The Ethical Review Manager (ERM) website is an online system that enables users to complete their research ethics applications for research electronically. The website hosts a licensed copy of the NHMRC's Human Research Ethics Application Form (HREA) for electronic submission to review committees within Queensland Health, Victoria and Mater Brisbane, as well as the Qld Health and Victorian Site Specific Assessment (SSA) Form, Qld's Public Health Act Application (PHA) and the Victorian Specific Module (VSM).

Access the Ethics Review Manager (ERM) Portal

Help on the portal can be obtained by contacting, or the Coordinating Office for Clinical Trial Research

Ethics Committee Fee Schedule

The fees for the submission of research applications have been determined as follows, and are
inclusive of GST:

  Ethics Review
Commercially Sponsored Clinical Trails $3,300
Unsponsored Clinical Trials $660
Collaborative Group Sponsored Trials $330
Non Clinical Trials (non student / employee) $220
Employee Initiated Trials $55
Amendments - Commercially Sponsored $550
Additional Sub Studies – Commercially Sponsored $1,100

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