Update regarding Melbourne Health computer virus
Melbourne Health is managing a computer virus which infected its computer network.
From time to time, amendments to research projects are required often due to protocol changes, updated investigator brochures, personnel changes on the study, site additions, and more. Researchers and sponsors must notify the HREC of such changes.
The success of any clinical research study depends on highly trained study teams.
The Royal Melbourne Hospital is committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 including the thirteen Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in that Act. The APPs replaced the old Information Privacy Principles (IPPs) on 12 March 2014.
The Royal Melbourne Hospital statement regarding allegations of bullying
In response to the media enquiry from Mr Justin Smith regarding Mr Desmond Ponting, Melbourne Health provided him with the following statement:
Staff across Melbourne Health were deeply saddened to hear about the sudden death of their colleague, Desmond Ponting. Melbourne Health expressed its condolences to Mr Ponting’s husband and family at the time.
The tragic death of Mr Ponting is currently being investigated by the Victorian Coroner and to ensure that the investigation is not compromised we are not able to provide further comment.
Our orgnaisation, the ethics committee and investigators must ensure that the research continues to conform to approved ethical standards, and in accordance with the Melbourne Health Research Policy.