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Research Impact: Human Research Ethics Committees

Ethics Committees in the NT

Human Research Ethics Committee

The Northern Territory (NT) Department of Health sponsors two Human Research Ethics Committees which work together to provide ethical review for all health related research conducted in the NT. One committee has primary duty to the Top End, one to Central Australia.

These Committees are registered with the National Health Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

1. Top End Human Research Ethics Committee

The Top End Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) supports the research activities of the NT Department of Health in its northern zone, and the Menzies School of Health Research. For information on how to apply for ethics approval go to Menzies School of Health Research


Ethics administration officer
Phone: (08) 8946 8687 or (08) 8946 8692

2. Central Australian Human Research Ethics Committee (CAHREC)

CAHREC is a committee of the Department of Health and the Centre for Remote Health, a joint venture of Flinders and Charles Darwin Universities. CAHREC considers applications for research on people in the Southern and Barkly regions of the NT. Information on how to apply for ethics approval go to the Centre for Remote Health and the Northern Territory (NT) Department of Health website.


Secretariat Support
Centre for Remote Health
Corner Simpson and Skinner St
Alice Springs NT 0870
Phone: (08) 8951 4700  

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