All research studies must be submitted for ethical review before a study can be given approval to start.

Before starting your submission, do either of the following circumstances apply to your research project?

Is your study a 'first time in human' clinical trial?
Does your investigator-initiated clinical study require the RMH to formally act in the capacity of sponsor as per GCP?

Complete and submit all sections that apply to your study

To assist you with your submission, review the table below to identify which sections apply your project.

Tips for completing components of your application

  • Before starting your application, review all of the components as you may be able to undertake items in parallel and save a lot of time
  • The order of items is arbitrary
  • Try to submit the Site Specific application (SSA) at the same time as the ethics application
  • Request budget and departmental/service approvals as soon as possible after the protocol has been finalised to save you time preparing your SSA
  • Identify if you require an agreement early in the application preparation process and start drafting
Contact us
Office for Research: HREC Submissions
The RMH Parkville
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria
Last updated 24 January 2023