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COVID-19 updates log

19 October 2020

The 5th version of the Eye and Ear HREC Guidelines were released on 19 October 2020.  The key changes relate to the recommencement of recruitment (except for control participants).

 

27 July 2020

 

The 4th version of the Eye and Ear HREC Guidelines were released on 27 July 2020.  The key changes relate to recruitment.

Updated on 1 July 2020

Added DHHS Guidelines regarding restricted postcodes - see below.

Updated on 29 June 2020

Updated Eye and Ear Hospital Guidelines for Research-Related Activity during COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF; version 3 dated 29 June 2020).  The key changes are:

1. The Guidelines are split into two separate guidelines; HREC Guidelines and Eye and Ear site Guidelines

The purpose of the split is to enable other research sites to operate according to their readiness and capabilities to manage the COVID-19 infection control requirements which may differ from Eye and Ear Hospital requirements as a health service provider.

 

The Eye and Ear site specific Guidelines have been updated to be clearer about research access at the Eye and Ear. 

 

2. Contingency Plans are no longer required

Due to the reduced risk of the pandemic, Contingency Plans are no longer required. 

 

Updated on 9 June 2020

Added Hospital Research Managers Statement dated 19 May 2020

Updated on 4 May 2020

Revised and updated Eye and Ear Hospital Guidelines for Research-Related Activity during COVID-19 Pandemic 4 May 2020 released.

Key changes
1. Recruitment and procedures for Tier 2 and Tier 3 projects can continue if remote consent (such as eConsent) and telehealth procedures are feasible and approved 

2. New applications for clinical trials and clinical research can be submitted for review (Eye and Ear HREC and Research Governance Authorisation).  Applications should be prepared and submitted as per the instructions on the Research website.

3. Other minor changes and updates have been made - refer to track change version of the Guidelines for the details of the changes.

Eye and Ear Hospital Guidelines for Research-Related Activity during COVID-19 Pandemic (NOT CURRENT; PDF; 4 May 2020)

Contingency Plan template (Word version of Appendix 3 of the Eye and Ear Guidelines; 4 May 2020)

Updated on 23 April 2020

Added information about GCP training

Updated on 30 March 2020

Added new Eye and Ear Hospital Guidelines for Research-Related Activity during COVID-19 Pandemic 31 March 2020 released.

Eye and Ear Hospital Guidelines for Research-Related Activity during COVID-19 Pandemic (NOT CURRENT; PDF; 31 March 2020)

23 March 2020

Started webpage

 

Last updated 27 November 2020