VU Human Research Ethics Committee (VUHREC)

The Victoria University Human Research Ethics Committee (VUHREC) oversees the conduct of all research involving humans conducted by the University. The VUHREC reviews all high risk applications and applications from other institutions.

The Low Risk Human Research Ethics Panel (LRHREP) reviews applications deemed to be low or negligible risk. All LRHREP approvals are submitted to the VUHREC for ratification.

Terms of Reference

The University's Human Research Ethics Committee is guided by the Victoria University Human Research Ethics Committee Terms of Reference.

These Terms of Reference are based on the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) and Commonwealth and state laws.

Membership & Duty Statements

The composition of the VUHREC complies with those set out in the NHMRC guidelines. Membership consists of:

The LRHREP is comprised of a number of current VU human research ethics leaders.

VUHREC key dates & contact details

Meeting & submission dates

The Low Risk Human Research Ethics Panel continuously reviews applications deemed “Low Risk” as defined in the National Statement. Each application is reviewed by two College reviewers and the Chair. Please allow three to five weeks turnaround for these applications.

Contact details

VUHREC Chair, Associate Professor Deborah Zion
+61 3 9919 4058 | deborah.zion@vu.edu.au

Deputy Chair, Professor Max de Courten
+61 3 9919 2208| maximilian.decourten@vu.edu.au

Manager, Research Ethics and Integrity, Ms Elizabeth Hill
+61 3 9919 4781 | researchethics@vu.edu.au

Senior Officer, Ethics and Research Integrity, Ms Birute Prasmutas
+61 3 9919 4461 | researchethics@vu.edu.au