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Involvement of Eye and Ear Hospital departments in research projects

The Eye and Ear Hospital clinical departments are supportive and encouraging of research projects conducted by Eye and Ear staff and research partners.  There are logistical considerations when research is to involve these resources including staff and infrastructure and there may be a fee for service. 

If your research project involves a supporting department of the Eye and Ear Hospital, for routine procedures and research project specific procedures, you will need to contact the Head of the supporting department:

If the Eye and Ear is not an investigational site, please contact the Research Office to organise a Service Agreement for the Eye and Ear to provide services for external research projects.

1. Pre-HREC submission or site specific assessment

Contact the Head of the supporting department to discuss your research project (refer to table below for specific department details)

Submit documented approval by submitting a signed Head of Supporting Department Declaration Form with your HREC and/or SSA application(s).

2.  Once you have Research Governance Authorisation from the Eye and Ear Hospital

The research team will need to contact the Head of supporting department to make arrangements for the study to be conducted.

The research team will need to supply:

a. Letter of ethical approval from the Reviewing HREC

b. Research Project Application Cover Sheet 

c. Letter of Research Governance Authorisation from the Eye and Ear Research Office

d. Final approved protocol as listed on the letter of ethical approval from the Reviewing HREC

e. Information about what you are asking the supporting department to do and when, such as (but not limited to)

i.    Recruitment information 

ii.   Procedures in the clinical space

iii.  Timing

iv.  Eye and Ear Staff requirements

Clinical Trials and complex Protocols may require a meeting with the Head of supporting department.

 

Department

Primary Contact

Pre-HREC submission

Required documentation for review

Pre-HREC submission

Time frame for review

Audiology

Stefan Wigg

Business Manager

  • Cover Sheet
  • Protocol

Submit request and documentation at least 3 weeks prior to the HREC submission date

Balance Disorders and Ataxia Service

 

Stefan Wigg

Business Manager

  • Cover Sheet
  • Protocol

Submit request and documentation at least 3 weeks prior to the HREC submission date

Cochlear Implant Clinic

 

Stefan Wigg

Business Manager

 

  • Cover Sheet
  • Protocol

Refer to detailed information on the Cochlear Implant Clinic Research Steering Group

 

Diagnostic Eye Services

(Orthoptics and Medical Photography)

 

Catherine Mancuso

 

Cover Sheet

  • Protocol

Minimum of 2 weeks prior to HREC submission date

Medical Records

 

Amanda Hicks

 

  • Cover sheet
  • Protocol

Minimum of 2 weeks prior to HREC submission date

 

Pharmacy

Diana Rainbird

on behalf of Director of Pharmacy Catherine Rokahr

  • Cover Sheet
  • Protocol
  • Investigator's Brochure

Minimum of 2 weeks prior to HREC submission date

Specialist Clinics

Tracy Siggins

 

  • Cover Sheet
  • Protocol

Minimum of 2 weeks prior to HREC submission date

Surgical Services

Sinead Cucanic

  • Cover Sheet

  • Protocol

  • Investigator's Brochure

Minimum of 2 weeks prior to HREC submission date

 

Last updated 13 August 2019