Intro to HREC Fundamentals
Learn about research ethics and governance review processes, and some of the important features of clinical trials.
It has been developed for people who are new members of a Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) or research support office. It is designed to assist HREC members to understand and fulfil the very important role they play in ensuring that research is well designed and conducted ethically, with due regard to the rights and safety of research participants.
Module 1: An Introduction to Human Research Ethics and Human Research Ethics Committees
Introducing the impetus for, and role of, human research ethics review.
Module 2: The Values and Principles of Ethical Conduct
Explaining the four values and principles of ethical conduct that guide ethical review under the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007, updated 2018).
Module 3: An Introduction to Clinical Trials
Introducing issues that commonly arise in the ethical review of Clinical Trials, including the assessment of risks and benefits, seeking consent, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
Each module takes approximately 60-90 minutes to complete and includes a quiz component to help reinforce the lessons.
What our reviewers have said about this course
“All three modules were very helpful. Required reading, additional reading, and videos made learning easy. “
“After completing this course, I understand my role and responsibilities as an ethics committee member.”
“The relationship between good clinical practice, the National Statement and the role of the TGA is clear to me now.”
“After completing this course, I could confidently review human ethics applications.”
Ready to start?
Introduction to HREC Fundamentals has been developed through a collaboration between PRAXIS Australia, Sydney Health Partners and Maridulu Budyari Gumal SPHERE.
It is exclusively available to the staff of partner organisations of Sydney Health Partners and Maridulu Budyari Gumal SPHERE at the subsidised price of $100 (plus GST) per person for all three modules.
To register, please click on the link below to the PRAXIS Australia website. You will receive course access within 1-2 business days.