The Australian Defence Medical Ethics Committee (ADMEC) was established by the Chief of the Defence Force and the Secretary of Defence as a non-statutory body in 1988. The first meeting of ADMEC was held in November 1989. The Committee was renamed Australian Defence Human Research Ethics Committee (ADHREC) in 2001.
Following a Government decision to merge the ADHREC and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Human Research Ethics Committee, a new joint human research ethics committee was established on 1 July 2017.
For historical information on ADHREC please refer to http://www.defence.gov.au/health/shc/ddhrc/
Further information of the Departments of Defence and Veterans’ Affairs Human Research Ethics Committee is available at http://www.defence.gov.au/health/hrec/