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Research Ethics and Governance

Health Innovation, Investment and Research Office (HIIRO) is responsible for consultation, development and review of State-wide research ethics and research governance policies.

HIIRO provides a central portal of contact for Researchers, HHS Human Research Ethics Committee Chairs and Members, Coordinators, Research Governance Offices/rs and study sponsors seeking advice and direction on ethical and governance issues associated with the conduct of research in Queensland Health.


Research User Guide

HREC information

Schedule 7 Clauses Approval process

Research Management Policy

Researcher User Guide
HREC information - contacts, submission dates and site requirements
Approved Schedule 7 Clauses
Department of Health Research Management Policy


Research Ethics and Governance web pages

Research Ethics and Governance quick links

  • Researcher User Guide (RUG) (pdf) - very informative doc for researchers including how to obtain approval to start a research study within or in association with Queensland Health
  • HREC information - Human Research Ethics Committee contacts, submission closing dates and site requirements
  • Central Coordinating Service - booking service to allocate multi-centre research applications to an certified NHMRC HREC
  • QH NEAF online Form
    Password protected
    Please create your account & password
  • AU-Red Database
    Password protected
    For HREC Administrators & RGO's only



Last Updated: 21 July 2016
Last Reviewed: 21 July 2016