The purpose of the Calvary Public Hospital Human Research and Ethics Committee (HREC) is to ensure the principles of ethically good human research is practiced when research is being conducted in this hospital.

CPHB HREC ensure that consistently high ethical standards are maintained and that research undertaken within the hospital protects the interests of research participants, investigators and the institution. In carrying out these functions, Calvary HREC at all times adheres to the ethical guidelines detailed in the NHMRC National Statement while also respecting our local cultural and social attitudes.

The planned meetings for the Calvary Public Hospital HREC in June and August have been cancelled, with the situation being reviewed in September 2020.

Until then, for more information about Calvary Public Hospital Bruce Human Research Ethics Committee, please contact Tania Maley on 6201 6901 or via email .


HREC Meeting Dates 2020

Meeting Dates Application Closing Dates
March 04 January 29
April 29 March 25
June 24 June 3
August 19 July 29
October 21 September 30
December 16 November 25


A full package of information about Calvary Public Hospital Bruce Human Research Ethics programs, including applications forms and supplementary information, is available here.

When is HREC approval necessary?
Ethics approval should be considered for any study which will involve patients, staff, volunteers, personal information, historical information and records access. Such studies may take many forms and be of either a quantitative or a qualitative nature. Contact the HREC ( for details if your research is in this category.