CDD Human Research Ethics Committee

The CDD-HREC in an independent ethics committee that only services CDD.

The CDD-HREC functions in accordance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in research Involving Humans as issued by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) in accordance with the NHMRC Act, 2007 (Cth) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines (2000).

Please note: CDD is in the process of transferring ethical oversight of its studies to Bellberry Limited. All new submissions will be made to Bellberry, while CDD HREC will remain in effect to see out the current studies.

If you are interested in more information please call us on (02) 9713 4011

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HREC - Information for patients

What is a Human Research Ethics Committee?

Research proposals involving human participants must be reviewed and approved by a Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) before the research can commence. The HREC is established by and advises an institution or organisation, in this case CDD, regarding ethical approval for research projects.

What is the role of a Human Research Ethics Committee?

"To protect the welfare and rights of the participants in research and the primary responsibility of each member is to decide, independently, whether in his or her opinion, the conduct of each research proposal submitted to the HREC will protect participants." (NHMRC - National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans), whilst considering the principles of ethical conduct:


Who are members of an HREC?

The members of an HREC must be representative of the community. As such a minimum composition is required. There must be at least one of each:

If you have been involved in a clinical trial at CDD and wish to make a complaint regarding the ethical conduct of the staff, please email