The Departments of Defence and Veterans’ Affairs Human Research Ethics Committee (DDVA HREC) was established on 1 July 2017 and is the institutional Human Research Ethics Committee for the Department of Defence (Defence) and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. The DDVA HREC is registered with the National Health and Medical Research Council (EC00460). The purpose, scope of responsibility and relationship to other processes of research review are outlined in the DDVA HREC Terms of Reference.
The National Health and Medical Research Council and the Therapeutic Goods Administration have recently updated a number of their guidelines relating to human research. Researchers should ensure that they familiarise themselves with the changes.