Law Human Ethics Advisory Group (HEAG)
In essence, the Law Human Ethics Advisory Group (HEAG) is responsible for approving 'low risk' research projects, but must also make a recommendation to the central ethics committee regarding 'high risk' projects. As a result, all applications for human research ethics approval are now made to the Law HEAG.
For all projects, the Law HEAG can grant ethics approval, either by using the expedited review process if the project is 'low risk' or if it is a 'Project-within-Program' that is part of an existing University of Melbourne ethics application that has been approved. If a project is considered by the Law HEAG to be 'high risk', it must still consider and make a recommendation to the central ethics committee regarding that project. The central ethics committee remains responsible for the clearance of all 'high risk' projects.
Law HEAG Membership
Dr Linda Haller (Chair)
Professor Tim McCormack
Mr Andrew Roberts (Semester 1)
Professor Belinda Fehlberg (Semester 1)
Associate Professor Cally Jordan (Semester 2)
(Graduate Research Student Representative) to be advised
Dr Madeline Grey (Secretary)