The Australian Defence Human Research Ethics Committee (ADHEREC) is a formed Defence body which is part of Joint Health Command. The Committee promotes and encourages health research on military-related matters. It was known as the Australian Defence Medical Ethics Committee until 2001. The committee has a Defence chair and 14 members of which 6 are non-Defence. The Committee provides a compliance report to the Australian Health Ethics Committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council (part of the Health Portfolio) each financial year. Members are appointed by the Minister for Defence.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under

    Chief of the Defence Force

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Creation Date

    2 July 1989

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