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Expressions of Interest for AH&MRC Ethics Committee Members & External Reviewers

The Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council (NSW) Human Research Ethics Committee is accepting applications to join the Committee for External Reviewers. The role of the AH&MRC Ethics Committee is to assess research proposals affecting the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people and communities in NSW, and to monitor the collection of data on Aboriginal health to ensure these activities will be conducted ethically.  

This role is endorsed by the NSW Health Department and embodied within the NSW Aboriginal Health Information Guidelines which guide all NSW government agencies responsible for the management of Aboriginal health and health-related information. The Committee includes an array of representatives of the AH&MRC Board, members of local ACCHS’s, Aboriginal elders, lay representatives of the Aboriginal community and members who have qualifications and extensive experience in medicine, medical research, clinical work and health-related law.

The AH&MRC Ethics Committee is currently seeking expressions of interest from young people 18 to 24 years, Aboriginal Health Workers, Medical Doctors and Lay People who would be interested in joining the Ethics Committee or External Reviewer Panel. The reviews conducted by external reviewers are voluntary and external reviewers do not attend HREC meetings. Ethics Committee members will be required to attend HREC meetings.

To register an expression of interest in joining the AH&MRC Ethics Committee or being part of the External Reviewer Panel please email your CV to ethics@ahmrc.org.au.

The AH&MRC Ethics Committee will be holding an induction for all appointed committee members and external reviewers.