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Updates during COVID-19 pandemic

Last updated 27 November 2020


27 November 2020

The Eye and Ear Hospital has moved to No Restrictions stage for research-related activities. Refer to further details below.

12 November 2020

Updated Eye and Ear HREC Guidelines for Research-Related Activity during COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF; v6.0 12 November 2020) - see below.

Log of previous updates


We recognise that this is a challenging time for all our stakeholders.

The priority at this time is for the health and safety of patients, research participants, staff and the community.

The Research Office will maintain our services and prioritise the work that needs to be done urgently.  We will be prioritising specific projects, for example clinical trials.  

 

Eye and Ear HREC Guidelines

The 6th version of the Eye and Ear HREC Guidelines was released on 12 November 2020.  The key change relates to the recommencement of recruitment of control participants.

 

Eye and Ear Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee Guidelines for Research-Related Activity during COVID-19 Pandemic (CURRENT; PDF; version 6.0 dated 12 November 2020)

Frequently asked Questions - HREC Guidelines

 

Eye and Ear Hospital Guidelines for Research-Related Activity during COVID-19 Pandemic 

The 4th version of the Eye and Ear Guidelines was released on 27 November 2020.  The key changes are:

change to No Restrictions on research-related activity

 

 

Eye and Ear Hospital Guidelines for Research-Related Activity during COVID-19 Pandemic (CURRENT; PDF; version 4.0 dated 27 November 2020)

Eye and Ear COVID-19 Risk Information Sheet for research participants (CURRENT; MS Word; 29 June 2020)

Eye and Ear COVID-safe Plan for Research Related Activity (CURRENT; PDF; 27 November 2020)

 

Eye and Ear Authorisation Status for research related activities

The Eye and Ear is currently at: No restrictions

 

 

Additional guidance documents

National guidance from the Australian Clinical Trial Project Reference Group (CTPRG)

 

Combined industry guidance from the Research & Development Taskforce (RDTF)

 

National Health and Medical Research Council

NHMRC updates regarding COVID-19 impacts

 

Department of Health and Human Services - COVID 19 updates

 

Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services

Information from Coordinating Office regarding research

 

Victorian Public Hospital Research Managers

Statement from Victorian Public Hospital Research Managers dated 19 May 2020

 

Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists

Triage guidelines for face-to-face visits and telehealth consultations

 

 


Up to date information - 3 August 2020

Research Office services 

Human Research Ethics Committee

Coordinating Office (assistance with ERM)

Infonetica (assistance with ERM)

Good Clinical Practice training 

Low Risk Research and Quality Assurance applications

Authorised Prescriber applications

Early Research Career Support Grants

Research Day


 

 

 

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.