The representative of the relevant department/discipline may be approached by the researcher prior to the committee meeting to ensure that the representative (or his/her alternate) will be in attendance at the meeting. They will be able to provide further information on the committee, the interview and procedures to be followed.
Each committee comprises:
Requests from Pharmaceutical Companies for lists of HREC members’ names and positions are quite common. Researchers are advised that it is a policy of the Board of Monash Health that this information cannot in any circumstances be released. However, a standard letter is provided at the time of final approval, stating that the committee is legally constituted in accordance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (NHMRC, 2007). This is acceptable to pharmaceutical companies.