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Research Governance Authorisation pathways

This information relates to

  1. Research projects that have / or will have ethical approval from; and  
    1. Eye and Ear Human Research Ethics Committee
    2. Eye and Ear Low Risk Research Subcommittee
    3. A Reviewing HREC (other than Eye and Ear HREC)
  2. The Eye and Ear is involved in the research project 

Research Governance Authorisation is a complex mix of which organisations are involved and the role of each organisation and how ethical approval is obtained.  It is recommended that applicants review the Eye and Ear site specific information carefully before submitting an application below.

Research projects involving the Eye and Ear require Research Governance Authorisation from the Eye and Ear.

The following Research Governance Authorisation pathways are available:

Involvement of Eye and Ear Research Governance Authorisation Pathway 

Eye and Ear is a research site

Eye and Ear HREC is the Reviewing HREC

Research Governance Authorisation will be activated by the HREC review and Research Governance Authorisation will be combined with the letter of ethical approval 

Eye and Ear is a research site

Eye and Ear is not the reviewing HREC

Site Specific Assessment pathway

Recruitment of Eye and Ear staff and/ or Eye and Ear patients only

Recruitment Authorisation pathway

Material and/or Data transfer only

Data Transfer Authorisation pathway

Research Services only

Research Services Authorisation pathway


Early notification:

To minimise delays, Principal Investigators are encouraged to communicate with the Eye and Ear Research Office as early as possible, such as, when the Eye and Ear Hospital has been selected as a site and advise the name and contact details of the Eye and Ear Hospital site Principal Investigator.

Documents that can be reviewed early:

  • Cover Sheet for new Research Project (Word v15.2 Oct 2020)
  • Protocol
  • Investigator's Brochure/Device Information
  • Research Agreement
  • Form of Indemnity
  • Insurance Certificate of Currency

If you would like these documents reviewed prior to submission of the SSA application then please send by email to the Research Office.

Follow the links below for information and instructions for each Research Governance Authorisation Pathway:

Last updated 10 August 2020