Registration of HREC Training Programme
Before you proceed, please Find below the Section of the National Code for Health Research Ethics relating to Registration of Health Research Ethics Committees Training Programme
Section C.a.3, C.b.2
Registration of Health Research Ethics Committees
In order for an institution to be able to conduct health research, the institution must have a registered health research ethics committee (HREC). The following are the guidelines for registration:
(a) Registration with National Health Research Ethics Committee (NHREC) shall require:
(3) All members of the proposed HREC must have completed NHREC approved training programs in research ethics. Additional training in research methodology and research administration is recommended. Copies of the certificates of completion of such programs must be submitted along with the application. The institution setting up the HREC must provide resources for such training.
(b) The lifespan of any HREC shall be two years, after which the institution shall apply for re-registration. The application for re-registration must be submitted within the last 6 months of the expiry of the current registration. During the re-registration process, the institution shall submit:
(2) Certificates of completion of National Health Research Ethics Committee approved training programs in research ethics completed within 6 months of the expected start date of the registration of the HREC. Additional training in research methodology and research administration is recommended. Copies of the certificates of completion of such programs must be submitted along with the application.
HREC Records and Reports
HREC shall prepare and maintain adequate documentation of all its activities, including the following:
(f) The applicant applying for ethics review must submit the following:
(9) Evidence of NHREC certified informed consent training by applicant and co-investigator(s) undertaken within
2 years of the date of submission of a valid application to HREC.