The Australian Defence Medical Ethics Committee (ADMEC) was established by the Chief of the Defence Force and the Secretary of Defence as a non-statutory body in 1988. The first meeting of ADMEC was held in November 1989. The Committee was renamed Australian Defence Human Research Ethics Committee (ADHREC) in 2001.
The purpose of Australian Defence Human Research Ethics Committee (ADHREC) is to provide expert review of research protocols submitted for approval by researchers, to conduct human research on Defence personnel.
ADHREC reviews the ethics of, and where appropriate, approves proposals for human research to be conducted by, or on, Defence personnel and/or utilising Defence resources in accordance with the requirements of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, other relevant guidelines and institutional policy.
No element of Defence is to perform or sponsor a human research project involving human volunteers, which requires human ethics consideration, without the clearance of ADHREC (see Defence Instruction (General) Administrative 24–3).
ADHREC also monitors the progress of research protocols it has approved to review progress to date, or outcome in the case of completed research; maintenance of security records; compliance with the approved protocol; and compliance with any conditions of approval.
|ADHREC Meeting Dates||New Protocol Submission
Cut Off Dates
|Other Business: Amendments,
Modifications Cut-off Dates
|Monday 20 February 2017 **||Friday 3 February 2017||Friday 3 February 2017|
|Monday 20 March 2017||Friday 17 February 2017||Tuesday 21 February 2017|
|Monday 1 May 2017||Friday 7 April 2017||Tuesday 11 April 2017|
|Monday 19 June 2017||Friday 19 May 2017||Tuesday 23 May 2017|
* Cut off times for all submission is 1700hrs (Canberra time)
** Dates have been adjusted due to stand down period.
|Name||Category / Role|
|Mr Ian Tindall||Category (a)|
|Mr Lindsay Roe||Category (b)|
|Mr Bronson Horan||Category (b)|
|Ms Margaret Proctor||Category (b)|
|Dr Jodi Bailey||Category (c)|
|Mr Robert Hutchinson||Category (d)|
|Dr Wendy Bonython||Category (e)|
|Dr Stephen Coleman||Category (f)|
|Mr Tony Cotton AM||Category (f)|
|Dr Keith Horsley||Category (f)|
|Dr Mark Jaffrey||Category (f)|
|Dr Victoria Ross||Defence Health Graduate|
|CAPT Nicole Curtis||Defence Health Graduate|
|Name||Category / Role|
|Ms Terri Davis||A/ Director Defence Health Research|
|Ms Georgina Gill||Research Administrative Officer|
Expressions of interest for categories (c), (d) and (f) have now closed.
The ADHREC provides updates to the Chief of the Defence Force via an Annual Report.