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All research activities in Tasmanian public health services must have BOTH research governance approval and ethics approval before commencing.

The University of Tasmania HREC is the primary forum for ethics review in Tasmania. For more information, go to the UTAS Research Integrity and Ethics Unit website. 

The Department of Health Tasmania supports researchers in Tasmanian public health services by funding ethical review of research projects, that involve patients, clients and staff members of public health services, through a contract with the University of Tasmania.

To assist the Department, please consider the following when completing the Finance and Administration Form for your HREC application:

If in doubt, please contact Dr Jodi Glading, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, at