The Directorate Defence Health Research Coordination (DDHRC) provides research governance and ethical review for health and medical research within Joint Health Command including assistance to researchers in preparing their applications for approval. DDHRC also supports the Australian Defence Human Research Ethics Committee which provides ethical review to human research greater than low risk Defence-wide.
DDHRC are responsible for requests for data access, low and negligible risk review of health research, monitoring of all health research along with ethical monitoring for Australian Defence Human Research Ethics Committee (ADHREC) approved research and managing the review of proposed publications and presentations.
The Department of Defence has recently implemented the Human Research Ethics Application Form as the approved pro forma for all new protocol submissions to Australian Defence Human Research Ethics Committee (ADHREC). The new pro forma is available at https://www.hrea.gov.au.Please see DEFGRAM 063/2017 for further details.
The Department of Defence and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs are establishing a joint human research ethics committee. For further information see ‘Establishment of a Joint HREC’
Research Queries: firstname.lastname@example.org
ADHREC Queries: email@example.com
Director, Defence Health Research: 0477 330 020
ADHREC Executive Officer/Assistant Director Health Research: 02 6266 3807
Senior Research Governance Officer: 02 6266 4644
Research Governance Officer: 02 6266 4342
Research Administration Officer: 02 6266 3837