For applications to be considered at a meeting, the submission deadline must be met to enable the Secretariat to triage and prepare applications in advance of each HRCDC meeting. Applications are triaged by the Secretariat on a first-come-first-served basis, where possible.
Given the current volume of applications queued for consideration, the HRCDC will ensure ‘New Research’ applications are considered at each meetings, in addition to ‘Current Research’ applications to avoid delays for the commencement of new research studies.
Only valid applications are forwarded to the HRCDC approximately 10 working 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 recevie a formal decision letter within 5 working days after the HRCDC meeting.