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FAQs - HREC Guidelines

 

Do I need to submit a Contingency Plan from 29 June 2020?

Does the Eye and Ear HREC approval mean that the project has approval/authorisation to access research sites?

Can healthy control participants be included in research procedures?


Do I need to submit a Contingency Plan from 29 June 2020?

Contingency Plans are no longer required by the Eye and Ear HREC.

Contingency Plans were used when the future situation was unknown and anticipated to be dire.

 

Does the Eye and Ear HREC approval mean that the project has approval/authorisation to access research sites?

No.  The Eye and Ear HREC approves the scientific and ethical aspects of the project.

PIs should contact each site, including the Eye and Ear Hospital, to determine if research activity is authorised to continue at that site.

Each research site will have their own return to work plan, plan for ramping up research and requirements for that site.

The Eye and Ear Hospital has developed its research site requirements which are separate form HREC approval and research teams should be familiar with the requirements.

 

Can healthy control participants be included in research procedures?

Yes.

 

Last updated 1 July 2020.