Western Health encourages research that improves outcomes for patients and promotes new and better clinical practice and service delivery. Western Health has highly effective collaborative partnerships for research throughout Australia and the world with universities, hospitals, research groups and industry. The Western Health Office for Research provides a focal point for our research efforts. Western Health's Research objectives are to:
Promote Western Health as a leading centre for research
Imbed a culture of quality improvement through research and implementation of research findings in the organisation
Encourage and support staff from all disciplines [clinical and non-clinical] to participate in research activities
Facilitate the translation of research findings into clinical practice
Encourage multi-disciplinary and inter-organisational research to better address the complex clinical care environment
Foster collaborative relationships to optimise opportunities for research
The Online Forms site transitioned to a new system called ERM (Ethics Review Manager) in Queensland and Victoria.
Research applications (researchers,trial coordinator, sponsors etc.) can access ERM at https://au.forms.ethicalreviewmanager.com.
ERM is a paperless information management system for completion, submission and storage of documentation for:
Information is available here. For ERM technical assistance, email Infonetica Helpdesk ([email protected]).
Office for ResearchThe Western Health Office for Research oversees and co-ordinates research activities within Western Health. By providing a high level of guidance to investigators and staff in the conduct of research, the Office for Research seeks to enhance the excellence, scope and efficiency of these research efforts. It does this by facilitating and integrating all required regulatory steps and by fostering clinical research activities throughout the institution.
Director: Professor Edward Janus
Manager: Mr Bill Karanatsios
Research Governance Officer: Ms Virginia Ma
Ethics Admin Assistant: Mrs Kerrie Russell
Tel: (03) 8395 8074 Fax: (03) 8395 8259
Email: [email protected] (Research Ethics & Governance) [email protected] (Research Facilitation)