Western Health has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with 11 partner organisations to work together to streamline and harmonise ethical and governance review of all multi-centre human health research.
The physical proximity and multiple levels of collaboration across healthcare, medical research and academia throughout Western Health and our affiliated University of Melbourne partners, through the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH), provide us with a great opportunity to build a seamless and streamlined system that facilitates changes in clinical practice in response to evidence generated amongst our group.
To realise this goal, the partners have established a Steering Committee to oversee, develop and implement a comprehensive framework to deliver a highly efficient and effective overarching system for streamlined, harmonised and standardised ethical and governance review within our group. This initiative includes participation in the existing National Mutual Acceptance Program for single ethical review of multicentre clinical trials and any new State or National streamlining initiatives that may arise in the future.
This submission process is only applicable and available for projects reviewed and approved by the Research Excellence (REx) Partners:
Accepting participating sites: