Human Research Ethics Committee


DUHREC meets 10 times per year to review ethics applications. Submission to DUHREC is subject to strict deadlines which are approximately 3 weeks prior to the meeting. Typically you can expect a response from the DUHREC within the week of the meeting.

A pre-review service is offered by the ethics advisors. Deadlines for pre-reviews are also strictly adhered to.

2015 HREC Deadlines

Pre-review request

If you require a pre-review by an ethics advisor please email a draft of your application to by 9am on the pre-review request deadline below.


All deadlines are strictly 9am. No extension of the submission deadline is possible.

Pre-Review Request Deadline Applications Submission Deadline Meeting Date
Wednesday 7 JanuaryWednesday 21 JanuaryMonday 9 February
Wednesday 11 FebruaryWednesday 25 FebruaryMonday 16 March
Wednesday 18 MarchWednesday 1 AprilMonday 20 April
Wednesday 22 AprilWednesday 6 MayMonday 25 May
Friday 22 MayWednesday 3 JuneMonday 22 June
Wednesday 24 JuneMonday 6 JulyMonday 20 July
Wednesday 22 JulyWednesday 5 AugustMonday 24 August
Wednesday 26 AugustWednesday 9 SeptemberMonday 28 September
Wednesday 30 SeptemberWednesday 14 OctoberMonday 9 November
Wednesday 11 NovemberWednesday 25 NovemberMonday 14 December

Deakin University Human Research Ethics Committee (DUHREC)

DUHREC is responsible for reviewing all higher than low risk research ethics applications. Research which is higher than low risk is defined in the National Statement as research with the potential for harm1, or where participants may feel distress, or something more serious than distress.

The DUREC site is restricted to members only. As a member you will find:

  • agenda and minutes of meetings
  • applications for review including clarifications and amendments and new applications 
  • important committee information and documents

DUHREC member login

Find out more about the roles, responsibilities and membership of the Animal Ethics Committee.

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