All research projects involving humans and the use of animals must receive approval by the Research Committee before they are progressed to the relevant Human and/or Animal Ethics Committees for their consideration and approval.
|The Research Committee functions as an advisory committee to the Human and Animal Ethics Committees.|
The Human and Animal Ethics Committees are constituted and operate in accordance with the relevant Statement, Guidelines and Code of Practice of the National Health and Medical Research Council, and the relevant Federal and State Laws and Regulations.
All applications to the Royal Women's Hospital Research Committee, Royal Women's Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee and Royal Women's Hospital Animal Ethics Committee are to be submitted using the prescribed forms.
Refer to the relevant Ethics Committee to access the appropriate application forms. For further advice, please contact the Research and Ethics Secretariat.
|All research projects involving humans and the use of animals must firstly be considered by the Research Committee before they are progressed to the relevant Human and/or Animal Ethics Committees for their consideration and approval.|
Before submission to the Research Committee, all projects must have Pre-Submission Peer Review.
Pre-Submission Peer Review can be undertaken by either the relevant Departmental Research Advisory Group (DRAG) or a member of the Scientific Review Panel.
It is the responsibility of the researchers to submit their project to either the DRAG or a member of the Scientific Review Panel (who should not be a named investigator on the project) for review. As this peer review takes time, adequate time should be allowed for this process, well before the normal Application Closing Date to the Research Committee.
|Pre-Submission Peer Review Process (pdf 8kb)|
|Pre-Submission Peer Review Proforma (Word)|
|Members of the Scientific Review Panel (pdf 8kb)|