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Honorary Researcher Appointments and credentialing procedures

To ensure that members of research teams have the qualifications and skills required for their role on the research project, the Eye and Ear offers Honorary Researcher Appointments for staff of external organisations and a credentialing procedure for Eye and Ear staff.

The Procedures have been reviewed and updated and will be effective from 1 June 2021.


Research related credentialing for Eye and Ear Employees

Eye and Ear employees undertaking research activities not included in their current scope of practice should contact the Research Office for credentialing and adding a research scope of practice.

For example, evidence of Good Clinical Practice training for Eye and Ear staff member involved in a clinical trial.


Honorary Researcher Appointments for external staff (including research partners)

Please review the information below and then submit an Application Form to the Research Office by email only (hard copies not required). 

Supporting documentation

Honorary Researcher Appointment Procedure (v1.0 dated 18 May 2021)

Honorary Researcher Information Handbook (v6 dated January 2019)

Honorary Researcher Application (v6.1 dated June 2021)

English Language proficiency

Applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency. 

The Eye and Ear will apply the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) English language skills and registration standards for Honorary Researcher appointments. 

The applicant must specify which standard applies to their profession.  If a Standard does not exist for the specified profession then the English language skills registration standard will apply.

The applicant must specify which pathway they meet and provide evidence.

Verified Scopes of Practice

We have developed Verified Scopes of Practice to clarify what is in scope and out of scope and what evidence is required for each role / procedure.

If a Verified Scope of Practice is not listed below, please provide as much information about your scope of practice.

Procedure / Role version and date
Access to Medical Records                                version 1 dated 6 December 2018
Patient/participant recruitment version 1 dated 30 January 2019
Principal Investigator version 1 dated 30 January 2019


Good Clinical Practice Training for Clinical Trials

Please note the requirements for Good Clinical Practice training

Medical Students

Please refer to information below

This webpage last updated 27 May 2021