The CPL Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) composition, terms of reference, functions, responsibilities and method of operation must conform to the requirements of the current Statement on Experimentation and its Supplementary Notes (the NHMRC Statement) and other guidelines published from time to time by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

The CPL HREC is responsible for ensuring the ethical acceptability of research and practice conducted at CPL or by staff of CPL that involves human participants, human tissue, personally identifiable records, and for the provision of advice to CPL on related matters. All research undertaken at CPL must have approval from the CPL HREC. Researchers not affiliated with CPL, but who propose to conduct research at CPL are required to obtain ethical clearance from the CPL HREC prior to commencing the research.

Read the CPL HREC Terms of Reference in full.