Department of Health Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Ethics and Governance

All research studies submitted for approval at this site should adhere to the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007).  Our processes conform to the national research standards as set out by the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

All research studies undertaken at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital must have institutional approval before they can commence.  Institutional approval is based on recommendations from both the SCGG HREC and Research Governance.

Information on how to obtain ethics approval can be found here.

The HREC Office is responsible for:

  • Managing all research studies submitted to the SCGG HREC including coordinating applications to the Clinical Drug Trials Committee (CDTC) and Scientific Review Subcommittees (SRS)
  • Registering all research studies (a registration number must be obtained before an application can be submitted).
  • Monitoring approved research studies.

The Governance Office is responsible for:

  • Evaluating research applications and their compliance with the Research Governance Framework which addresses ethical, legal, professional, financial, insurance and intellectual property issues for each research project
  • Advising and consulting with researchers to ensure research applications adhere to the principles of Good Clinical Practice
  • Monitoring locally initiated research studies at SCGH