Researchers, including students, who wish to undertake research involving human subjects, must obtain approval from the relevant committee before commencing the studies.
All non-clinical applications are to be submitted to the Human Research Ethics Committee (the Committee) or the Low Risk Panel with the following exceptions. If non-clinical research will involve (a) any sites under the control of SA Health; or (b) participants or data accessed through a site controlled by SA Health an application will need to be submitted to one of the SA Health Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs) listed on the SA Health Human Research Ethics Committee List web page.
All clinical research applications are to be submitted to the Southern Adelaide Clinical Human Research Ethics Committee (SAC HREC), or other SA Health HREC where relevant. While Flinders University does not have oversight over the SAC HREC, located at Flinders Medical Centre, an agreement exists whereby SAC HREC ethics approval is automatically accepted by the University.
Note - Researchers planning to undertake non-clinical or clinical research involving an interstate Public Health Organisation (PHO) should obtain advice from the PHO regarding requirements that need to be met in that jurisdiction.
Further information about the scope and nature of the Committee can be found in the SBREC terms of reference.