ORIMA Research HREC
Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs) play a central role in the Australian system of ethical oversight of research involving humans by reviewing research proposals involving human participants. This is to ensure that they are ethically acceptable and conducted in accordance with relevant standards and guidelines, including those in the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research issued by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
The ORIMA Research Human Research Ethics Committee (ORIMA Research HREC) has been established to review and monitor human research projects to ensure our projects are of a high quality, ethically sound and in line with ORIMA’s core values.
The ORIMA Research HREC is registered as a Human Research Ethics Committee with the NHMRC. As such, the ORIMA Research HREC is constituted and functions in accordance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research.
The ORIMA Research HREC comprises:
Chairperson – Mr Des Pearson AO (former Auditor‐General of Victoria and Western Australia)
Psychologist – Ms Lisa Henry (Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Psychology Supervisor, The University of Melbourne Psychology Clinic)
Lawyer – Ms Ashe‐Lee Jegathesan (Chief Operating Officer at Uniti Group Limited)
Person who performs a pastoral care role in the community – Mr Laurie Harkin AM (former Victorian Disability Services Commissioner)
Two lay people ‐ Rob Hyatt and Tracey Matters
Two ORIMA staff – Szymon Duniec (Managing Director) and Tyler Forrester (Principal Research Consultant)
The review of research proposals by the ORIMA Research HREC involves a fee of $10,000 (exclusive of GST).
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