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Conducting research at the Eye and Ear

To conduct a research project at the Eye and Ear you will need:

1. Ethical approval from a Human Research Ethics Committee

A. If the study is a single site study at Eye and Ear Hospital (commercially sponsored or investigator initiated) then you will need to obtain ethical approval from the Eye and Ear Hospital HREC by following the SINGLE SITE PATHWAY below.
 

B. If the study is a multi-site study you have the following options

  1. If the research project is being conducted at sites without their own HREC, apply for ethical approval from the Eye and Ear HREC 
  2. If the research project is being conducted in Victorian Public Hospitals, apply for ethical approval from a Victorian Reviewing HREC using the STREAMLINING REVIEW PATHWAY below.
  3. If the research is being conducted in another Australian state, obtain ethical approval from a reviewing HREC through the National Mutual Acceptance scheme using the STREAMLINING REVIEW PATHWAY below.

 

2. Obtain Research Governance Authorisation from the Eye and Ear

You will need to apply for Eye and Ear Research Governance Authorisation. It is recommended that you contact the Eye and Ear Research Office before or at the time you submit your study to the Reviewing HREC to discuss the options for your application.

If you utilise options A or B1 then site specific assessment will be automatically activated.  You may be issued a combined ethical and Research Governance Authorisation letter or a separate ethical approval letter and a separate Research Governance Authorisation letter.

If you utilise option B2 or B3 then you will need to activate Eye and Ear Research Governance Authorisation by submitting an SSA form via Online Forms.