Human Research Ethics Committee

Independent advocacy for our patients

At Queensland Fertility Group, we have an independent Ethics Committee which ensures that Queensland Fertility Group’s approach to the research we carry out, is guided by community views.

This body acts as an advocate for the interests of our patients and is a fully accredited Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) operating under the requirements of the National Statement of the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Virtus Health HREC is required to review all research projects in order to ensure that the highest standards are being followed. The Committee meets regularly and assesses all research proposals and as well as reviewing the ongoing progress of current research projects.

Our ethics committee meets regularly and has two primary functions:

  1. To ensure that all research involving human participant within Queensland Fertility Group is reviewed, approved and monitored in line with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans as issued by the National Health and Medical research Council (NHMRC)
  2. To provide independent advocacy for our patients who are participating in research projects at Queensland Fertility Group

If you have any questions or concerns about either the research that is taking place at Queensland Fertility Group, or the ethical review of that research, you are strongly encouraged to contact the secretary of the Ethics Committee by email at [email protected] 

If these concerns cannot be resolved by the Ethics Committee, the concerns can be referred to the Medical Director of Queensland Fertility Group.