UTAS: EOI – University of Tasmania Human Research Ethics Committee

Beng Poh

27 November 2021

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University of Tasmania

The University of Tasmania (UTAS) is currently recruiting committee members for the University of Tasmania Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) and welcome any expressions of interest.

The HREC reviews health and medical and social science human research proposals. HREC’s role is to ensure research has merit and reflects the ethical values of justice, beneficence and respect for humans, is acceptable to the Australian community.

There appears to be significant synergies with various UTAS’ research objectives and TasCOSS vision of “one Tasmania, free of poverty and inequality where everyone has the same opportunity”.  For example, some of UTAS’ research supported by the HREC including research from:

UTASResearch objectiveFind out more
Institute for Social ChangeSupports positive social change by bringing together researchers from a diverse range of disciplines with partners in community, government and industry.https://www.utas.edu.au/social-change  
Housing and Community Research Unit (HACRU)Produces socially relevant and policy oriented research on housing, urban and community issues.https://www.utas.edu.au/arts-law-education/research/housing-and-community-research-unit  
Centre for Regional and Rural and EducationUnderstanding of the cultural and artistic heritage as well as the economic and social needs of regional and rural communities and industries.https://www.utas.edu.au/arts-law-education/research/regional-and-rural  
Law, Crime and JusticeSeeking to achieve better social and criminal justice outcomes in Tasmania and globally.https://www.utas.edu.au/arts-law-education/research/law-crime-and-justice

The HREC has various member categories to recruit for category D (Pastoral Carers) membership, defined as.

a.            A person who performs a pastoral care role in a community. This may include Aboriginal elders, individuals involved in social outreach or social work, non-ordained or ‘lay’ members of a religious community, or individuals who provide or lead social or health programs, such as youth mentoring or drug and alcohol programs, or who perform pastoral care roles in hospitals, schools, universities or other organisations (e.g. people that have a support role but are not counsellors).

HREC membership involves attending at least one meeting per month (approximately 2 hours), as well as reading and reviewing ethics submissions prior to the meeting (approximately 1.5 hours).

Find out more on the detailed information about membership and the process to apply.