Department of Health Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

How to obtain Research Approval (including forms)

Research Governance Service

The Research Governance Service (RGS) is an information technology system which supports the research governance framework for conducting WA Health human research projects.

The RGS is a centralised system for investigators, research group members and sponsors to complete, submit, manage and track their ethics and governance documentation through the lifecycle of their human research project. This includes approval/authorisation, monitoring and publication.

.In addition, the Service provides for Ethics, Research Governance and Hospital Administrators, Human Research Ethics Committees (and Subcommittees) to administer and report on all human research conducted within WA Health or accessing WA Health participants, their tissue or data.

Those seeking to submit research within WA Health should visit the RGS at: