All high risk projects and all projects reviewed under the multi-centre research umbrella are required to submit a Research Governance application/Site Specific Assessment (SSA) to the Office for Research.
Western Health(WH) is an accepting site under the Streamlined Ethical Review Process (SERP) coordinated by the Department of Health.
High Risk Projects - WH site only
This pathway is relevant if your project falls under any of the following:
Your project may require review under the Streamlined Ethical Review Process (SERP)/National Mutual Acceptance (NMA) managed by The Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), Consultative Council for Clinical Trial Research.
You will need to contact the DHHS and submit an application to an assigned HREC for ethical review and submit a Research Governance/SSA Application to WH for Research Governance review and site authorisation before you are able to commence your project.
Fig 1. Streamline Ethical Review Process - Ethics and Governance Review to be processed in parallel.