North Coast NSW Human Research Ethics Committee Vacancies

The North Coast NSW Human Research Ethics Committee is currently expanding its membership with the following four positions open for recruitment.

  • One Layman position
  • One Laywomen position
  • One Pastoral Carer – Minister of Religion or Aboriginal Elder and
  • One Lawyer who is not engaged to advise the institution.

The Human Research and Ethics Committee (HREC) is convened in accordance with the guidelines set out in the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research. The National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007 (updated 2009) can be viewed at:

The role of the Ethics Committee is to review and consider the ethical implications of research involving human subjects, which is proposed to be undertaken within the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSW LHD).

In accordance with National Statement, Membership of a HREC should contain equal numbers of men and women with at least one third of the members being from outside the institutions for which the HREC is reviewing the research.

It should be noted that to be eligible for appointment in the lay categories, men and women must have no affiliation with the NNSW LHD and must not be currently engaged in medical, scientific, legal or academic work.

Prospective applicants should also be aware that positions on the NCNSW HREC are voluntary and therefore do not attract any remuneration.

Further information about the NCNSW HREC and the current vacancies is available from:

If you or you know someone who may be interested in applying to join the Committee, please contact the Janine Holston:
66720 269

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