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National, state and territory contacts


The following is a list of national, state and territory contacts for queries in relation to ethics proposals for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research. Universities, research institutions and hospitals also have processes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research ethics proposals.

What if my application is multi-site?

The NHMRC's National Certification Scheme for the ethics review of multi-centre research enables the single ethics and scientific review of human research that is occurring at multiple institutions in Australia. This means that researchers only need to submit an ethics application to one Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) instead of multiple HRECs.

As part of this scheme, the NHMRC keeps a registry of more than 200 HRECs along with a list of institutions that have certified ethics review processes.

Where else can I go?

The peak body National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) represents more than 150 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) across the country on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing issues. NACCHO's eight state and territory affiliates also have further member contact details.

The NHMRC also has a portal on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and on research ethics.