The University of Queensland has two multi-disciplinary Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs). As these HRECs are not discipline-specific, ethics applications will be allocated to the HRECs based solely on the date of submission.

Submission and meeting dates

Each HREC meets every four weeks on a Thursday with a two week interval between the meeting of HREC A and HREC B. To ensure that your application is considered at a meeting, you need to ensure that your final complete HREA application is submitted by 5:00pm AEST of the cut-off date for that meeting. 

HREC A & B calendar


Submission cut-off date

Committee meeting date

21 January

6 February

18 February 

5 March

17 March

2 April

14 April

30 April

12 May

28 May

9 June

25 June

7 July

23 July

4 August

20 August

1 September

17 September

29 September

15 October

27 October

12 November

24 November

10 December

Submission cut-off date

Committee meeting date

7 January

23 January

4 February

20 February

3 March

19 March

31 March

16 April

28 April

14 May

26 May

11 June

23 June

9 July

21 July

6 August

18 August

3 September

15 September

1 October

13 October

29 October

10 November

26 November

8 December


Volunteer on a UQ Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC)

The University of Queensland’s world-class medical, behavioural and social science research continues to provide solutions to some of the greatest problems of our time: the needs of young and ageing Australians, investigating new ways to diagnose and treat infectious diseases and address the soaring rates of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, mental illness, and cancer.

For research that involves human participants, UQ’s HRECs review proposals to ensure that values and principles that apply to all human research are fully considered. These Committees include volunteer members from the following categories:

  • Lay person — People with no affiliation with UQ and who does not currently engage in medical, scientific, legal or academic work;
  • Practitioner — People with knowledge of, and current experience in, the professional care, counselling or treatment of people; for example, a nurse or allied health professional;
  • Pastoral care — People who performs a pastoral care role in a community, for example, an Aboriginal elder, a minister of religion;
  • Lawyer 
  • Researchers

You can help in an important and practical way. Your input as a Committee member will help us in the ethical review of human research that will be working to deliver the next medical and social breakthroughs for society. 

Please contact us at if you are interested in joining our Committees or wish to learn more about the role of Committee members.