Ethical Review Pathways

Full Review

All research involving humans that is greater than low or negligible risk must be reviewed by one of UQ’s central HRECs in a full committee meeting.

Low or Negligible Risk

All applications for the HASS LNR Sub-Committee should use the Human Research Ethics Application.

Please direct all questions regarding the HASS LNR process (applications, status, etc) to: HASSLNR@UQ.EDU.AU

Applications may be submitted at any time.


UQ researchers who have obtained external ethics approval may submit the external notification of approval and all approved documentation for administrative review. Documents can be submitted via email to

Applying for Human Ethics Clearance

The University of Queensland’s Human Research Ethics Committees accept applications using the NHMRC’s Human Research Ethics Application (HREA)

Under the National Mutual Acceptance model for Queensland Public Hospitals and those from other states, there is still a requirement to use the online forms.

Applications made under the NMA must still use the online forms.

Currently Queensland Health are still mandating that all Ethics and Governance submissions must be made through the current online forms. 

Should you have any questions, please contact the HREC to which you will apply.

For further information, please visit UQ Human Ethical Clearances.