Updated memo from Prof Edward Janus, Director of Research, Office for Research: Memo OfR ResearchGovernance NameChangeRelocation 11Feb15.pdf
Western Hospital changed their site name to Footscray Hospital, effective 01 October 2014.
Please disregard the previous grace period requirements for submitting documentation regarding the name change. Researchers/sponsors are now advised to submit revised documents (for name change) the next time you make any amendments to your project.
The Approving Authority and Institution name remain Western Health and address remains unchanged.
We confirm that the name change has no legal implications for clinical research activity at Footscray Hospital as noted in the Letter sent by the Chief Executive (Alex Cockram) dated 30 October 2014 which explains the change and confirms the legal stance. Memo Name Change 30Oct14 Alex Cockram
Please note this name change does affect Research Governance, specifically the Clinical Trial Notification (CTN) Forms, and Western Hospital site specific Participant Information and Consent Forms (PICFs) for currently open studies – timeframe as above.
The following documents may be required for submission depending on the particulars of your trial:
Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) acknowledgement
Please disregard the previous grace period requirements for relocation times. Researchers or sponsors are advised to submit revised documents to the Office for Research when relocation has been confirmed or established.
We confirm that the re-location has no insurance and indemnity legal implications for continuing clinical research activity for departments relocating to Sunshine Hospital, the following insurance and indemnity policies are not affected:
This relocation affects Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs), Research Governance, Clinical Trial Research Agreements (CTRAs), Clinical Trial Notification (CTN) Forms, and Western Hospital site specific Participant Information and Consent Forms (PICFs) for currently open studies.
Clinical Trial Notification (CTN) Forms
Thank you for your patience and understanding through the new changes occurring at Western Health.
We appreciate that these changes may generate further questions. Please feel free to contact the Office for Research on 8395 8074 or at [email protected].