Final RMH HREC meeting for 2022 & Office for Research closure over the New Year period

The safety and well-being of trial participants, other patients, visitors, researchers and other clinical and support staff is paramount. As developments around the pandemic evolve, research staff are asked to note the current arrangements for new and existing research studies at RMH.

Research integrity is a way of thinking and behaving that ensure that research undertaken is trustworthy.

Find out more about research policies and guidelines, the streamlined ethics and governance reviews and submission fees.

Australian legislation at the Federal and State and Territory levels provides some protection of privacy of personal information.

All research projects must be submitted for ethical and research governance review before a project can be given approval to commence

Quality Assurance (QA) projects are an essential and integral part of health care delivery. The ethical principles of integrity, respect for persons, beneficence and justice as set out in the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2018) also apply to QA.

Good research governance is an essential component of the responsible conduct of research.

The Office for Research supports ongoing education and training of our researcher staff by providing a range of education and training options. Find out more about training requirements and get links to external education and training opportunities.

Numerous policies, guidelines and regulations, at national and international levels, which prescribe best research governance practice to help ensure research is conducted to the highest governance and ethical standards possible. 

Research data and metadata must be collected, stored, retained, used and disposed of in a manner that protect the rights, safety, and well-being of the research participants and the wider community, maintains data security and integrity, and is in accordance with all applicable requirements.

Using REDCap can help meet these data requirements.

Access information on managing your research project post ethics, governance and QA approval including how to record patient participation in research onto iPM.

The Office for Research assists researchers to apply for and manage research grants and also administers the internal Research Funding Program.

Quick access to our ethics and governance forms and research guidelines.