Australian Defence Human Research Ethics Committee
On 15 December 2014, the Government announced in the Ministerial Paper Small Government - Towards a Sustainable Future that the Australian Defence Human Research Ethics Committee will be merged into the DVA Human Research Ethics Committee in July 2017.
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.
Type of Body
D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation
Established By / Under
Chief of the Defence Force
Max No. of Board/Committee Members
Annual Report Prepared and tabled?
2 July 1989