The Cabrini Human Research Ethics Committee helps protect the interests of patients, researchers and Cabrini by maintaining high ethical research standards across all research projects and all levels of risk.
The Cabrini Human Research Ethics Committee (CHREC) reports directly to the Cabrini Board. It reviews and approves research projects conducted at Cabrini that involve human participants.
Our Human Research Ethics Committee ensures that:
It conducts its business in accordance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans issued by the National Health and Medical Research Council in 2007, other relevant Commonwealth and State legislation and regulations and Catholic Health Australia’s Code of Ethical Standards for Catholic Health and Aged Care Services in Australia.
Cabrini is currently trialling full HREC reviews through Monash Health HREC. If your project is more than low risk, further information about full HREC review is available on the Monash Health HREC website. Please send a copy of the study protocol and participant information to firstname.lastname@example.org first, and we will be able to provide feedback to assist you in gaining HREC approval. Research to be conducted at Cabrini must have both HREC and Governance approval before commencement. Please follow instruction for Governance submission in the CHREC Handbook, below.
Please submit feedback on Monash Health HREC submission process to email@example.com.
For low or negligible risk projects, or projects with previous HREC approval, submit to Cabrini Research Governance Office according to instructions in the CHREC Handbook.
The Handbook is the most important CHREC resource and contains all the information researchers need to complete a research proposal for submission.