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30 April 2020 - Research Office update

We recognise that this is a challenging time for all our stakeholders and we thank all health professionals and wish them all the very best.

Our goal at this time is to maintain our services and facilitate the work that needs to be done urgently.  We will be prioritising specific projects, for example clinical trials.  We also recognise that staff may be delayed in response time or be unresponsive.  Please let us know if you are not available and we will hold non-urgent communication.

Regular update from the Research Office will be on this page:

Research Office services 

Human Research Ethics Committee

Coordinating Office (assistance with ERM)

Infonetica (assistance with ERM)

Early Research Career Support Grants

Research Day

Research Office services as at 30 April 2020

The Research Office is functioning as usual 5 days a week.  We are working remotely and available on our usual phone numbers and email  (we receive voicemails on our email).  We will not be in our offices so please communicate via email and phone.

Timeframes for responses will be extended during May 2020 due to staff leave.


Human Research Ethics Committee

The next submission date 25 May 2020 for the HREC meeting on Thursday 11 June.

At this stage, the HREC meeting will take place with the required social distancing requirements.

If there are any changes, we will update this webpage and send applicants an email.


Coordinating Office (assistance with ERM)

The Coordinating Office for Clinical Trial Research remains available to assist you with ethics and governance enquiries, and ERM guidance.

Researcher enquiries: 03 9096 7394
Research office information: 03 9096 7398
Hours: 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time, while there may be restrictions to usual work environments. 

Infonetica (assistance with ERM)

For ERM assistance, Infonetica Helpdesk are operating business as usual.

Phone: 02 9037 8404
Hours: 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday


Eye and Ear Early Research Career Support Grants

The current round of Early Research Career Support Grants will be cancelled and postponed to at least January 2021


Eye and Ear Research Day scheduled for September 2020

Eye and Ear Research Day 2020 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled to September 2021.


For any other queries, please contact the Research Office.


Last updated 30 April 2020


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