Research ethics

Human research ethics approval

In Australia, any research involving humans must consider ethics. We conduct research into many aspects of cancer and have a Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC), made up of volunteer experts, to oversee the ethical aspects of research.

Research proposals (and amendments) are reviewed to ensure ethical standards are met and participant confidentiality is protected. The progress of approved research is monitored with annual reports from researchers.


For more information contact:

    Cathy Schapper, Manager, Research Governance Unit (ph: 03 9514 6318).

Research ethics submission forms

Read our guide to form completion before starting your application.

Research ethics review meetings

Meeting dates for the Human Research Ethics Committee and Institutional Research Review Committee.

Animals & cancer research

Our position on the use of animals in cancer research we fund.

Updated: 22 Aug, 2017