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 Committee (LRHREC) reviews applications deemed to be low or negligible risk. All LRHREC approvals are submitted to the VUHREC for ratification.

Terms of Reference

All HRECs are 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 LRHREC is comprised of a number of current College research ethics leaders.

VUHREC key dates & contact details

Meeting & submission dates

Contact details

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

Deputy Chair, Associate Professor Kitty te Riele
+61 3 9919 4132 | kitty.teriele@vu.edu.au

Senior Ethics Officer (Secretary), Ms Elizabeth Hill
+61 3 9919 4781 | elizabeth.hill@vu.edu.au

LRHREC contact details

Contact details

LRHREC ChairAssociate Professor Deborah Zion
+61 3 9919 4058 | deborah.zion@vu.edu.au

Deputy ChairAssociate Professor Craig Fry
+61 3 9919 5315 | craig.fry@vu.edu.au

Senior Ethics Officer (Secretary)Ms Christine Near
+61 3 9919 4461 | christine.near@vu.edu.au