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USQ Human Research Ethics Committee

The University of Southern Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee (USQ HREC) is established and operates in accordance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, 2007 (updated 2018).

USQ HREC meeting dates

***Please note the USQ HREC Expedited review pathway will be shut from Monday 29 November 2021 until Monday 17 January 2022***

2022 Human Research Ethics Committee meeting dates

Submission date (close of business) Meeting date (scheduled time: 12:30pm)
 Tuesday 4 January   Tuesday 1 February 
Tuesday 8 February Tuesday 8 March
Tuesday 15 March Tuesday 12 April
Tuesday 19 April Tuesday 17 May
Tuesday 24 May Tuesday 21 June
Tuesday 28 June Tuesday 26 July
Tuesday 2 August Tuesday 30 August
Tuesday 6 September Tuesday 4 October
Tuesday 11 October Tuesday 8 November
Tuesday 15 November Tuesday 6 December

The USQ HREC has vacancies in the following member categories

Category Minimum criteria
 Community Member
  • not affiliated with USQ
  • does not currently engage in medical, scientific, legal or academic work.
Pastoral carer
  •  performs a pastoral care role in the community. For example, an Aboriginal Elder, a minister of religion.
 Lawyer 
  • registered to practice law in Australia 

Email human.ethics@usq.edu.au for further information on the University of Southern Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee (USQ HREC).