Monash Bioethics Review

, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp S66–S67 | Cite as

Is the Australian HREC system sustainable — A rural perspective

  • Tony Snell


The scenario put forward by Dodds accurately reflects the current situation of the Australian HREC system and is difficult to take issue with. Those involved in providing input to HRECs continually confront the issues identified by the author. The increasing responsibility, the need for greater documentation, the increase in the range and complexity of applications, plus the increased ongoing surveillance of projects is placing an increased workload on HRECs. There are also some additional issues of relevance to HRECs operating in a rural environment.


Rural Environment Monash Bioethic Review Ongoing Surveillance Ethic Committee Supplement Health Ethic Committee 
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© Monash University 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tony Snell
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  1. 1.Human Research Ethics CommitteeBendigo Health Care GroupAustralia

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