Southern Adelaide Clinical Human Research Ethics Committee

The Southern Adelaide Clinical Human Research Ethics Committee (SAC HREC) is a joint committee of the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) and Flinders University. See committee membership.

The committee is constituted under the requirements of National Health and Medical Research Council’s National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) and is a fully accredited lead HREC within SA Health.

Since 2 April 2012, SA Health has mandated a streamlined approach to ethical review within the SA public health system resulting in a single review model. This approach has resulted in a single scientific and ethical review by a chosen lead HREC for multi-site research being undertaken across the SA public health system.

As a chosen lead HREC, the SAC HREC reviews multi-site and single site clinical research being undertaken within SA Health (including the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network) and Flinders University, which involves: patients, staff or visitors; research involving the administration of drugs; and applications from external organisations which have requested the SAC HREC review studies on their behalf.

SAC HREC Standard Operating Procedures (PDF 189KB)

SAC HREC Terms of Reference (PDF 143KB)

SAC HREC Meeting Dates 2020 (PDF 128KB) 

SALHN Office for Research application methods (PDF 205KB)

Annual report 2018 on waivers of consent granted by the SAC HREC (PDF 83KB)  


Authorised Prescriber Application Guidelines (PDF 166KB)

Contact Details for Participant Information Sheet/Consent Form (PDF 139KB

HREA Application Guidelines (PDF 133KB)

Office for Research Document Naming Guidelines (PDF 93KB)

Ionising Radiation in Clinical Research Guidelines (PDF 155KB)

Reporting and Monitoring Guidelines for Research Applications (PDF 140KB)

Serious Adverse Events Guidelines (PDF 187KB)

Quality Assurance versus Research Project Exemption Guidelines (PDF 172KB)

Research and patient confidentiality Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 144KB) 

Patient confidentiality and recruitment for research compliance flow (PDF 304KB) 

Patient confidentiality and recruitment for research Project Amendment Form (DOCX 127KB) 

Australian Centre for Excellence for Post-Traumatic Stress (ACEPTS) ethics and SSA authorisation process (PDF 145KB) 

Conflicts of Interest SAC HREC Policy (PDF 93KB)   


Ethics and Governance Low and Negligible Risk application form (DOCX 62KB)  

Ethics and Governance Low and Negligible Risk Study Protocol (DOCX 99KB)  

SAC HREC Project Evaluation Form (DOC 325KB)

HREA Project Description (DOCX 342KB)

Retrospective audit access request form for SAC HREC approval and governance authorisation at SALHN (DOCX 89KB)

Cover Letter for Ethics and Governance Submissions (DOC 235KB)

Invoicing and Fee Form (DOC 303KB)   

Reduction or Waiver of Fees Request (DOC 415KB)    

Authorised Prescriber Application Form (DOCX 331KB)

Annual Review and Extension Request Form (DOCX 304KB) 

Final Report Form (DOCX 327KB)

Project Amendment Form (DOCX 129KB)

Protocol Violation Deviation Form (DOCX 114KB)

Withdrawal of Research Form (DOCX 321KB)

Serious Adverse Events Report Template (DOCX 411KB)

Declaration of Safety Documents Form (DOCX 319KB)