Albury Wodonga Health Research Office is responsible for the governance of research projects at Albury Wodonga Health, as well as the oversight of the Albury Wodonga Health Human Research Ethics Committee (AWHHREC).

Our Research Office is committed to building research capacity in the region in collaboration with tertiary education institutions. Collaborations include partnerships with Charles Sturt University, La Trobe University and University of New South Wales.

Albury Wodonga Health works with our partners to provide opportunities for staff to build their knowledge, skills and confidence in research and work with other health services to facilitate ethical consideration of their own research projects through the AWHHREC. For a full account of our recent research activities, please review Research Report 2019-2020.

Please use the AWH Research Request Form to contact the Research Office about your proposed research project. All research, both single-site and multi-site, needs to be approved by our Research Governance Officer (RGO) before proceeding through to Ethics.

AWH Research Governance Documents

Research Governance Policy

Research Governance Procedure

Research Complaints Procedure

Research Committee Terms of Reference

Writing Participant Information and Consent Forms

Inclusion of Minority Groups in Research

Albury Wodonga Health Human Research Ethics Committee

The Albury Wodonga Health Human Research Ethics Committee (AWHHREC) operates in accordance with the NHMRC National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007 (Updated 2018). The AWHHREC's primary role is to protect the welfare and the rights of participants in research.

The AWHHREC considers clinical research projects or any research project involving humans undertaken at the campuses of Albury Wodonga Health, Murray Valley Private Hospital, Albury and Wodonga Private Hospital, Mercy Health Service. If you are unsure if your project is Low Negligible Risk (LNR) or requires a full Human Research Ethics Application Form (HREA), contact our Research Office using our Research Request Form.

The Ethical Review Manager (ERM) website enables electronic ethics applications for research. The website hosts a licensed copy of the NHMRC's HREA form for electronic submission to review committees within Victoria and includes the Victorian Site Specific Assessment and the Victorian Specific Modules .

Help using the portal is available.
See links below or contact us via the following page: https://www.awh.org.au/Contact-Us

AWH Human Research Ethics Committee (AWH HREC) Submission and meeting dates for 2022

Please find below 2022 dates for AWH HREC submission and meeting dates. Starting with the April meeting, the submission due date for new projects will be one month ahead of the HREC meeting to allow for review of projects prior to going to the HREC. For more information, please contact the Research Office through the AWH contact us page, selecting Research Ethics option. Please remember that a Research Request Form is required before starting your ethics application (see the Research Office webpage) for details. 

AWH Human Research Ethics Committee 2022


New project

submission deadline

Amendment and report

Submission deadline

AWH HREC

meeting date

Meeting timeVenue
Wednesday 19 JanuaryWednesday 19 January Wednesday 2 February12pm-2pmVideo conference
Wednesday 9 MarchWednesday 23 MarchWednesday 6 April12pm-2pm
TBD
Wednesday 4 MayWednesday 18 MayWednesday 1 June12pm-2pm
TBD
Wednesday 8 JuneWednesday 22 JuneWednesday 6 July12pm-2pm
TBD
Wednesday 9 JulyWednesday 20 JulyWednesday 3 August12pm-2pm
TBD
Wednesday 7 SeptemberWednesday 21 SeptemberWednesday 5 October12pm-2pm
TBD
Wednesday 5 OctoberWednesday 19 OctoberWednesday 2 November12pm-2pm
TBD
Wednesday 9 NovemberWednesday 23 NovemberWednesday 7 December12pm-2pm
TBD

Please note: All Ethics meetings will be carried out via videoconferencing during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
For more information about research and HRECs during the COVID-19 Pandemic see the Guidance on clinical trials for institutions, HRECs, researchers and sponsors.

Fees include GST. Ethics fees are only associated with projects requiring HREA.

Governance
Ethics
Amendments
Commercially sponsored clinical trials
$1,650
$3,300  
$550
Unsponsored clinical trials
$330 
$660 
$220
Non-clinical trials (non-student / employee)   
$110 
$220
$0 
Employee initiated trials
$0
$55 
$0


Please note: All Ethics meetings will be carried out via videoconferencing during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
For more information about research and HRECs during the COVID-19 Pandemic see the Guidance on clinical trials for institutions, HRECs, researchers and sponsors.