Central Adelaide Local Health Network Human Research Ethics Committee
Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) previously supported two human research ethics committees (HRECs): Royal Adelaide Hospital REC and TQEH/LHM/MH HREC.
As of 1 January 2018, the two HRECs are merged into one committee known as the Central Adelaide Local Health Network Human Research Ethics Committee (CALHN HREC). The CALHN HREC will retain responsibility for monitoring all projects previously approved by the RAH REC and TQEH/LMH/MH HREC.
Prior to commencement of any human research activity in a public health organisation, researchers must obtain ethical approval and governance authorisation.
The Central Adelaide Local Health Network Human Research Ethics Committee (CALHN HREC) is constituted in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007 (updated in 2018), and is accredited under the National Mutual Acceptance Scheme.
The CALHN HREC is responsible for the ethical and scientific review of research proposals including clinical trials and health/medical research projects, and is certified to review applications in the following areas:
- Clinical trials – Phases I, II, III, IV
- Clinical research other than clinical trials
- Population health and/or Public health
- Qualitative health research
- Mental health
The committee meets twice each month, and is responsible for ensuring that research conducted by staff and external researchers meets ethical and scientific requirements in accordance with the NHMRC and relevant legislative and policy requirements.
CALHN HREC Chair: Mr Ian Tindall
CALHN HREC Executive Officer
Phone: +61 8 8222 6841 or +61 8 7117 2229
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Ground Floor, Basil Hetzel Institute
28 Woodville Road
WOODVILLE SOUTH SA 5011
Please note all submissions to the CALHN HREC (ie greater than low/negligible risk and therefore requiring review by the full Committee) must be made via Research GEMS. Guidelines for submission are available here.
Note: The Research GEMS system does not currently support expedited review applications for low/negligible risk research. Submissions must be made via email.
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
- NHMRC National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans
- NHMRC Challenging Ethical Issues in Contemporary Research on Human Beings
- NHMRC Ethical Considerations in Quality Assurance and Evaluation Activities
- Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) – Australia
- TGA Research Ethics Committees and the TGA legislation
- TGA Accessing Unapproved Products
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – USA
- European Medicines Agency (EMA) – Europe
South Australian and Australian Government publications
- SA Health Research Ethics Website
- Mental Health Act 2009 (SA)
- Guardianship and Administration Act 1993 (SA)
- Good Clinical Practice (GCP) for Researchers
- Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and Australian Privacy Principles
- Code of Practice for the Exposure of Humans of Ionizing Radiation for Research Purposes 2005 (Cth)
- World Medical Association – Declaration of Helsinki
- International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use
- International Conference on Harmonisation of Statistical Principles for Clinical Trials