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Human Research Ethics Committee

The Department of Health WA Human Research Ethics Committee (DOH HREC) is a Human Research Ethics Committee with special responsibility for oversight of the use and disclosure of personal health information held in the Department of Health data collections.


The HREC application process

All new research projects must be submitted through the Research Governance Service information technology system (RGS). The RGS can be accessed through the RGS website.

Applicants for ethics approval please note that the Committee expects an application to be finalised (proofread, edited and corrected) before submission. This particularly applies to participant information sheets and consent forms.

Participant information sheets should be relevant to the needs of the participants in each project and written in plain English.

WA Health Information Register

The WA Health Information Register contains information about data collections within the WA health system.

Other Forms


HREC Executive Officer
(08) 9222 4278

Research Governance at the Department of Health

The Department's Research Development Unit coordinates governance for projects conducted at the Department of Health which require access to Departmental personnel, data or tissue collections. For further information about the research governance review process or about your obligations to obtain site authorisation, please visit the website:

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