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National Statement Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is responsible for:

  1. overseeing the development of an ethical review structure providing for different levels of ethical review for research with different levels of risk;
  2. managing the implementation of an online research ethics approval system and consideration of issues arising as UniSA moves to a new ethics system;
  3. ensuring that the University is positioned to meet the requirements of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007; and
  4. overseeing the changes to current Human Research Ethics Committee business processes.


  • Professor Ian Richards (Chair, Chair HREC)
  • Dr Carol Collins (Deputy Chair HREC)
  • Assoc/Professor Bernie Hughes (HREC member)
  • Professor Tony Liddicoat (HREC member)
  • Professor Mary Barton (Chair UniSA Animal Ethics Liaison Committee, Chair Institutional Biosafety Committee)
  • Director: Research and Innovation Services
  • Ms Vicki Allen (RIS Ethics and Compliance Officer)
  • Ms Hannah Thwaites (Executive Officer)


The second edition of the National Statement was effective in 2008 with institutions being required to report on compliance by the end of 2008. Information on the Online Human Research Ethics Application and Review System