For applications to be considered at a meeting (new application or amendment request), the submission deadline is the latest date by which the application should be submitted so that it may be possible for the Secretariat to pre-review and prepare applications in advance of that meeting. Applications are generally triaged and pre-reviewed by the Secretariat on a first-come-first-served basis.
Please note that it is not guaranteed that applications submitted by the referenced deadline will be pre-reviewed and ready for consideration at the next HRCDC meeting. Whether an application will be pre-reviewed and ready for consideration at that meeting is subject to the capacity of the Secretariat, the number of applications submitted, the completeness and complexity of the application and agenda availability.
The HRCDC will ensure ‘New Research’ and ‘COVID-19 focused’ applications are prioritised for consideration at each meeting, to avoid delays for the commencement of new research studies.
Only valid applications are forwarded to the HRCDC approximately 10 days in advance of a scheduled meeting. The number of applications reviewed at each meeting will be capped. Applicants will be informed of the HRCDC meeting where their application will be reviewed.
Applicants can expect to receive a formal decision letter within 5-7 working days after the HRCDC meeting