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Multi-site Health and Medical Research in Victoria

The streamlined ethics review process has been extended in Victoria to now include single ethical review for multi-centre health and medical research projects. This applies to any form of human research, as defined in the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007), including low and negligible risk review.

Under this process, LRH accepts ethics reviews undertaken by one Victorian accredited reviewing HREC. Further information on the application process can be found at the Health and Medical Research website.

Prior to commencement of a research project both ethical approval and LRH research governance/site specific assessment authorisation is required.

Latrobe Regional Hospital utilises the Site Specific Assessment (SSA) online form to address research governance and site specific authorization for local organisation sites. The SSA addresses the resources, study budget details, site specific policies, and declarations from departments.

The SSA Form is available on the Online Forms website. It is recommended that researchers also access the help information for guidance on using the Online Forms website.

Submission of research applications requires both an electronic submission and a hard-copy submission.