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Metropolitan HRECs

Cancer Council NSW Ethics Committee [EC00345]

Chair: Ms Alanna Linn

Executive Officer: Dr John Williams

Research Strategy Unit
Cancer Council NSW
PO Box 572
Kings Cross NSW 1340
Phone: (02) 9334 1993
Fax: (02) 8302 3560
Email: ethics@nswcc.org.au

  • NSW Lead HREC: No
  • Certified HREC: Yes
  • National Mutual Acceptance: No

Central Coast Local Health District

There is no local HREC for Central Coast Local Health District. The Central Coast LHD Research Office accepts HREC review from any lead HREC.

Research Manager: Ms Amanda Jackson

Governanance Officer: Jodi Humphreys

Research Office
Level 1, Health Services Building (inside the Library)
Gosford Hospital, Gosford NSW 2065
Phone: (02) 4320 2085
Fax: (02) 4320 3860
Email: cclhd-research@health.nsw.gov.au

  • NSW Lead HREC: No
  • Certified HREC: No
  • National Mutual Acceptance: Yes

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District

University of Wollongong and Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD Health and Medical HREC [EC00150]

Chair: Dr Susan Thomas

Executive Officer: Ms Eve Steinke (Research Ethics Manager)

Research Services Office, University of Wollongong
Northfields Avenue, Wollongong NSW 2522
Phone: (02) 4221 4457
Fax: (02) 4221 4338
Email: rso-ethics@uow.edu.au

  • NSW Lead HREC: Yes- clinical and general research
  • Certified HREC: Yes
  • National Mutual Acceptance: Yes

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District HREC [EC00151]

Chair: Dr Jim Kalantar

Executive Officer: Ms Penny Mahairas

Research Office
Level 5 South Block, Nepean Hospital
PO Box 63, Penrith NSW 2751
Phone: (02) 4734 3441
Fax: (02) 4734 1967
Email: nbmlhd-researchoffice@health.nsw.gov.au

  • NSW Lead HREC: Yes- clinical and general research
  • Certified HREC: Yes
  • National Mutual Acceptance: Yes

Northern Sydney Local Health District

Northern Sydney Local Health District HREC [EC00112]

Chair: Prof Geoffrey Herkes

Ethics Officer: Ms Monique Macara

Research Office
Level 13, Kolling Building (6), Royal North Shore Hospital
Pacific Highway, St Leonards NSW 2065
Phone: (02) 9926 4590
Fax: (02) 9926 6179
Email: monique.macara@health.nsw.gov.au
or
Maria Mury
Research Governance and Compliance Manager
Phone: (02) 9926 4586
Email: maria.mury@health.nsw.gov.au

  • NSW Lead HREC: Yes- clinical and general research
  • Certified HREC: Yes
  • National Mutual Acceptance: Yes

Royal Rehab HREC [EC00133]

Chair: TBC

Executive Officer: Ms Elizabeth Drolz

Royal Rehab
PO Box 6, Ryde NSW 1680
Phone: (02) 9808 9285
Email: ethics.committee@royalrehab.com.au

The HREC will not be accepting any new proposals for review, however it will continue to monitor existing approved research proposals.

  • NSW Lead HREC: No
  • Certified HREC: No
  • National Mutual Acceptance: No

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District HREC [EC00134]

Chair: Dr Barbara-Ann Adelstein (Acting Chair)

Executive Officer: Andrew Bohlken

G71, East Wing, Edmund Blackett Building
Prince of Wales Hospital 
Cnr Avoca and High Streets, Randwick NSW 2031
Phone: (02) 9382 3386
Fax: (02) 9382 2813
Email: seslhd-rso@health.nsw.gov.au

  • NSW Lead HREC: Yes- clinical and general research
  • Certified HREC: Yes
  • National Mutual Acceptance: Yes

South Western Sydney Local Health District

South Western Sydney Local Health District HREC [EC00136]

Chair: Prof Jeremy Wilson

Executive Officer: Ms Annamarie D'Souza

Research and Ethics Office
Locked Bag 7279, Liverpool BC NSW 1871
Phone: (02) 8738 8304
Email: research.support@sswahs.nsw.gov.au

  • NSW Lead HREC: Yes- clinical and general research
  • Certified HREC: Yes
  • National Mutual Acceptance: Yes

St Vincent's and Mater Health Network

St Vincent's and Mater Health - St Vincent’s Hospital HREC [EC00140]

Chair: Prof Jo-anne Brien

Executive Officer: Ms Sarah Charlton

St Vincent's Hospital Sydney Research Office
Translational Research Centre
97-105 Boundary Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Phone: (02) 8382 4960
Email: svhs@svha.org.au

  • NSW Lead HREC: Yes- clinical and general research
  • Certified HREC: Yes
  • National Mutual Acceptance: Yes

Sydney Children's Hospital Network

Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network HREC [EC00130]

Chair: A/Prof Sarah Garnett

Executive Officer: Ms Asra Gholami

Kids Research Institute
Children's Hospital at Westmead
Locked Bag 4001, Westmead NSW 2145
Phone: (02) 9845 3066
Fax: (02) 9845 1317
Email: schn-ethics@health.nsw.gov.au

  • NSW Lead HREC: Yes- clinical and general research
  • Certified HREC: Yes
  • National Mutual Acceptance: Yes- paediatric clinical trials only

Sydney Local Health District

Sydney Local Health District HREC (CRGH) [EC00118]

Chair: Prof Andrew McLachlan

Executive Officer: Ms Virginia Turner

Research Office
Level 1, Building 75 
Concord Repatriation General Hospital 
Concord NSW 2139
Phone: (02) 9767 5622
Fax: (02) 9767 6569
Email: crgh.ethics@sswahs.nsw.gov.au

  • NSW Lead HREC: Yes- clinical and general research
  • Certified HREC: Yes
  • National Mutual Acceptance: Yes

Sydney Local Health District Ethics Review Committee (RPAH Zone) [EC00113]

Chair: Dr Robert Loblay

Executive Officer: Ms Sharon Falleiro

Research Development Office
Suite 210A, RPAH Medical Centre
100 Carillon Avenu, Newtown NSW 2042
Phone: (02) 9515 6766
Fax: (02) 9515 7176
Email: sharon.falleiro@sswahs.nsw.gov.au

  • NSW Lead HREC: Yes- clinical and general research
  • Certified HREC: Yes
  • National Mutual Acceptance: Yes

Western Sydney Local Health District

Western Sydney Local Health District HREC [EC00152]

Chair: A/Prof Clement Loy

Executive Officer: Ms Kellie Hansen

Research Office
Westmead Hospital, Rm 2050, Level 2
Research and Education Network Building
Westmead NSW 2145
Phone: (02) 9845 8183
Fax: (02) 9845 8352
Email: kellie.hansen@health.nsw.gov.au

  • NSW Lead HREC: Yes- clinical and general research
  • Certified HREC: Yes
  • National Mutual Acceptance: Yes

Rural and Regional HREC

Far West and Western NSW Local Health Districts

Greater Western Area Health Service HREC [EC00399]

Chair: A/Professor Tony Brown

Executive Officer: Mr David Turcato

Manager, Research Ethics and Governance
39 Hampden Park Road
PO Box 143, Bathurst NSW 2795
Phone: (02) 6330 5889
Fax: (02) 6339 5606
Email: david.turcato@health.nsw.gov.au

  • NSW Lead HREC: Yes- clinical and general research
  • Certified HREC: No
  • National Mutual Acceptance: No

Hunter New England Local Health District

Hunter New England HREC [EC00403]

Chair: Ms Mandy Hunter

Executive Officer: Dr Nicole Gerrand - Manager, Research Ethics and Governance

Hunter New England Health
Locked Bag 1, New Lambton NSW 2305
Phone: (02) 4921 4950
Fax: (02) 4921 4818
Email: nicole.gerrand@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au

  • NSW Lead HREC: Yes- clinical and general research
  • Certified HREC: Yes
  • National Mutual Acceptance: Yes

Mid North Coast and Northern NSW Local Health Districts

North Coast NSW HREC [EC00415]

Chair: Dr David Hutton (Clinical Studies)
Mr Paul Corben (Population Health and Health Services Studies)

Executive Officer: Ms Janine Holston

PO Box 821, Murwillumbah NSW 2484
Phone: (02) 6672 0269
Email: ethicsncnsw@ncahs.health.nsw.gov.au

  • NSW Lead HREC: No
  • Certified HREC: No
  • National Mutual Acceptance: No

Murrumbidgee Local Health District

Executive Officer: Ms Jill Reyment - Acting Director, Clinical Governance

Wagga District Office
Locked Bag 10, Wagga NSW 2650
Phone: (02) 6933 9190
Fax: (02) 6933 9145
Email: jill.reyment@gsahs.health.nsw.gov.au

There is no local HREC for Murrumbidgee Local Health District. However, via an agreement with Western NSW Local Health District, the Greater Western HREC conducts review for:

  • all new single centre applications that are to be conducted in Murrumbidgee Local Health District
  • projects that are currently running in Murrumbidgee Local Health District (i.e. those reviewed by the former GSAHS HREC) that require review or acknowledgement of documentation (e.g. amendments and reports).

Contact the Greater Western HREC for further information.

Murrumbidgee Local Health District conducts its own research governance review.

Southern NSW Local Health District

Executive Officer: Ms Sally Josh, Research Governance Officer

Research Governance Office, Southern NSW Local Health District
Community Health Building, Bega District Hospital
PO Box 173, Bega NSW 2550
Phone: (02) 6492 9682
Fax: (02) 6492 9685
Email: sally.josh@health.nsw.gov.au

There is no local HREC for Southern NSW Local Health District. However, via an agreement with Western NSW Local Health District, the Greater Western HREC conducts review for:
  • all new single centre applications that are to be conducted in Southern NSW Local Health District
  • projects that are currently running in Southern NSW Local Health District (i.e. those reviewed by the former GSAHS HREC) that require review or acknowledgement of documentation (e.g. amendments and reports).

Contact the Greater Western HREC for further information.

Southern NSW Local Health District conducts its own research governance review.

Specialist HRECs

AH&MRC Ethics Committee [EC00342]

Chair: Mrs Val Keed

Executive Officer: Ms Victoria Jones

AH&MRC Ethics Committee
PO Box 1565, Strawberry Hills NSW 2012
Phone: (02) 9212 4777 (Ethics Unit)
Fax: (02) 9212 7211
Email: ethics@ahmrc.org.au

  • NSW Lead HREC: No
  • Certified HREC: No
  • National Mutual Acceptance: No

Note: All human research projects affecting the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people and communities in NSW must be reviewed by the Ethics Committee of the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW (AH&MRC). This is the case even if the project has been reviewed by a NSW Health HREC.

Justice Health HREC [EC00119]

Chair: Prof Jo-anne Brien

Executive Officer: Ms Josie Cullen

Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network
PO Box 150, Matraville NSW 2036
Phone: (02) 9700 3443
Fax: (02) 9700 3505
Email: josephine.cullen@justicehealth.nsw.gov.au
ethics@justicehealth.nsw.gov.au

  • NSW Lead HREC: No
  • Certified HREC: No
  • National Mutual Acceptance: No

Note: All human research projects undertaken with people in the correctional environment in NSW must be reviewed by this HREC.

NSW Population and Health Services Research Ethics Committee [EC00410]

Chair: Prof David Roder

Executive Officer: Dr Danielle Herbert

Cancer Institute NSW
PO Box 41, Alexandria NSW 1435
Phone: (02) 8374 5662
Fax: (02) 8374 5700
Email: ethics@cancerinstitute.org.au

  • NSW Lead HREC: Yes- population health and/or public health research
  • Certified HREC: Yes
  • National Mutual Acceptance: No

Note: this is a Cancer Institute NSW and NSW Ministry of Health joint committee - all research involving access (including linkage) to statewide data collections owned or managed by NSW Health or the Cancer Institute NSW must be reviewed by this HREC.

Albury Wodonga HREC

In 2009 the former Albury Base Hospital merged with Wodonga Hospital to form Albury Wodonga Health. All human research projects undertaken at Albury Wodonga Health must be reviewed by the Albury Wodonga Human Research Ethics Committee, which operates under the Victorian System.

Albury Wodonga Human Research Ethics Committee [EC00117]

Chair: Mr Greg Pearl

Executive Officer: Ms Judy Rumler, Administration Officer

Albury Wodonga Human Research Ethics Committee
Albury Wodonga Health
PO Box 156, Wodonga VIC 3689
Phone: (02) 6058 4356
Fax: (02) 6051 7477
Email: judy.rumler@awh.org.au

  • NSW Lead HREC: No
  • Certified HREC: No
  • National Mutual Acceptance: No

Reference

A Lead HREC is a HREC accredited by the NSW Ministry of Health to conduct the single ethical and scientific review of multi-centre research projects taking place within NSW Health. A lead HREC in ‘clinical' research means that the HREC has been accredited as a lead HREC in the area of clinical trials/interventional clinical research. A lead HREC in ‘general’ research means that the HREC has been accredited to review general research, which includes: epidemiological research; population health research; health services research; qualitative research; clinical research of a non-interventional nature and other general categories of research.

A Certified HREC is one that is hosted by an institution that has been certified by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to participate in the national approach to single ethical review (note this initiative is likely to commence in the second half of 2012). Certification details can be accessed through the NHMRC Human Research Ethics Portal.

A HREC participating in the Interstate Mutual Acceptance initiative is a Certified HREC that has been certified to review clinical trials. Certification details can be accessed through the NHMRC Human Research Ethics Portal.

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