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. 

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) 

SAC HREC Membership List (PDF 55KB)

SALHN Office for Research application methods (PDF 205KB)

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

Annual report 2019 on waivers of consent granted by the SAC HREC (PDF 92KB)  

SA Health Insurance Services - Guide Indemnity Insurance for Researcher Projects/Clinical Trials

Grant Application Lodgement Guidelines (PDF 139KB)  

Authorised Prescriber

  • Authorised Prescriber Application Guidelines (PDF 166KB)
  • Authorised Prescriber Application Form (DOCX 331KB)