Our Ethics Committee is established under Section 16 of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act. Its functions and membership are prescribed in the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Ethics Committee) Regulations 2018.

Meeting dates

The AIHW Ethics Committee meets five times as year. The submissions deadlines listed are for applications,

Meeting dates for 2021

Meeting no.


Closing date for applications and amendments

Submission deadline for approved Technical Assessments and annual monitoring reports


23 February

15 January

8 January


4 May

27 March

20 March


13 July

4 June

28 May


21 September

13 August

6 August


7 December

29 October

22 October

Lodging applications to the AIHW Ethics Committee

Before lodging an application to the Committee, first check to see if the data you require are already publicly available. If not, you need to contact the relevant data custodian to discuss your data request.

To lodge an application to the AIHW Ethics Committee, use EthOS, the Ethics Online System. You can also use EthOS to lodge monitoring reports and track the progress of your application.

Only applications that satisfy Committee requirements will be presented to the Committee for consideration. 

The Principal Investigator is responsible for ensuring that applications are prepared to the appropriate standard.

Email the Ethics Secretariat or phone +61 2 6249 5004.

Accessing EthOS

Head to the EthOS login page.