CLINICAL TRIALS AND RESEARCH

Participating Organisations and Ethics Committees

    Overview

    Ethics committees reviewing multisite research projects were accredited by the Victorian Minister for Health in 2009 and reviewed in 2011. The accredited ethics committees are shown below. The accreditation process involved self-assessment and was evaluated by a specialist committee to ensure a high standard of ethics review could be delivered.

    The accreditation was reviewed in 2019 and further extended for competency in early phase clinical trial review. A specialist panel appraised the committees against set criteria for early phase clinical trial expert scientific and ethical review.

    In addition, these ethics committees were required to have certification from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) when National Mutual Acceptance was implemented in 2013.

    HREC Meetings 2024

    Alfred Health HREC
    Submissions close Meeting date
    18 Dec 01 Feb
    29 Jan 29 Feb
    26 Feb 27 Mar
    18 Mar 02 May
    29 Apr 30 May
    27 May 27 Jun
    24 Jun 25 Jul
    22 Jul 22 Aug
    26 Aug 26 Sep
    23 Sep 24 Oct
    28 Oct 28 Nov
    18 Nov 19 Dec
    Austin Health HREC
    Submissions close Meeting date
    22 Jan 05 Feb
    29 Jan 19 Feb
    12 Feb 04 Mar
    26 Feb 18 Mar
    25 Mar 15 Apr
    22 Apr 06 May
    29 Apr 20 May
    13 May 03 Jun
    27 May 17 Jun
    01 Jul 15 Jul
    22 Jul 05 Aug
    29 Jul 19 Aug
    12 Aug 02 Sep
    26 Aug 16 Sep
    23 Sep 07 Oct
    30 Sep 21 Oct
    14 Oct 04 Nov
    04 Nov 18 Nov
    11 Nov 02 Dec
    Royal Melbourne Hospital HREC
    Submissions close Meeting date
    31 Jan 14 Feb
    28 Feb 13 Mar
    03 Apr 17 Apr
    22 Apr 08 May
    29 May 12 Jun
    26 Jun 10 Jul
    31 Jul 14 Aug
    28 Aug 11 Sep
    25 Sep 09 Oct
    06 Oct 20 Nov
    27 Nov 11 Dec
    Monash Health HREC
    Submissions close Meeting date
    17 Jan 01 Feb
    21 Feb 07 Mar
    20 Mar 11 Apr
    24 Apr 09 May
    01 May 06 Jun
    29 May 04 Jul
    26 Jun 01 Aug
    31 Jul 05 Sep
    28 Aug 03 Oct
    02 Oct 07 Nov
    30 Oct 05 Dec
    Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre HREC
    Submissions close Meeting date
    12 Feb 26 Feb
    08 Mar 25 Mar
    08 Apr 22 Apr
    13 May 27 May
    07 Jun 24 Jun
    08 Jul 22 Jul
    12 Aug 26 Aug
    09 Sep 23 Sep
    14 Oct 28 Oct
    11 Nov 25 Nov
    02 Dec 16 Dec
    Royal Children’s Hospital (Melbourne) HREC
    Submissions close Meeting date
    19 Jan 05 Feb
    16 Feb 04 Mar
    22 Mar 15 Apr
    26 Apr 13 May
    07 Jun 24 Jun
    05 Jun 22 Jul
    02 Aug 19 Aug
    30 Aug 16 Sep
    26 Sep 14 Oct
    18 Oct 11 Nov
    22 Nov 09 Dec
    St Vincent’s Hospital (Melbourne) HREC
    Submissions close Meeting date
    19 Dec 10 Jan
    09 Jan 24 Jan
    23 Jan 07 Feb
    06 Feb 21 Feb
    20 Feb 06 Mar
    05 Mar 20 Mar
    19 Mar 03 Apr
    02 Apr 17 Apr
    16 Apr 01 May
    30 Apr 15 May
    21 May 05 Jun
    04 Jun 19 Jun
    18 Jun 03 Jul
    02 Jul 17 Jul
    23 Jul 07 Aug
    06 Aug 21 Aug
    20 Aug 04 Sep
    03 Sep 18 Sep
    17 Sep 02 Oct
    01 Oct 16 Oct
    22 Oct 06 Nov
    05 Nov 20 Nov
    19 Nov 04 Dec
    03 Dec 18 Dec
    17 Dec TBC Jan 2025

    Participating Organisations

    The following table contains the organisations participating in the streamlined system. The research governance contact details can be found in the table for 22 public health servcies.

    For any queries, contact the Coordinating Office on 0408 274 054.

    Albury Wodonga Health
    RGO

    E: research@awh.org.au
    E: ethics@awh.org.au
    P: (02) 6058 4588

    Alfred Health
    Nicole Rosenow
    Senior Governance Officer
    E: n.rosenow@alfred.org.au
    P: (03) 9076 5491
    Emily Bingle
    Governance Officer
    E: e.bingle@alfred.org.au
    P: (03) 9076 3619
    Austin Health
    RGO                     E: research@austin.org.au
    P: (03) 9496 5028
    Ballarat Health Services
    John Hand
    Manager, Research, Ethics & Governance
    E: researchethics@bhs.org.au
    P: (03) 5320 8661
    Barwon Health
    RGO E: regi@barwonhealth.org.au
    P: (03) 4215 3373
    Bendigo Health
    RGO E: researchoffice@bendigohealth.org.au
    P: (03) 5454 6412
    Eastern Health
    RGO E: ethics@easternhealth.org.au
    P: (03) 9895 3100
    Goulburn Valley Health
    Md Rafiqul Islam
    Director of Clinical Research
    E: mdrafiqul.islam@gvhealth.org.au
    P: (03) 5831 0035
    Latrobe Regional Hospital
    RGO
    HREC Governance Officer
    E: HREC@lrh.com.au
    P: (03) 5173 8158
    Melbourne Health
    Dr Angela Scheppokat
    Manager, Governance Office
    E: researchgovernance@mh.org.au
    P: (03) 9342 8530
    Monash Health
    Michael Kios
    RGO
    E: research@monashhealth.org
    E: michael.kios@monashhealth.org
    P: (03) 9594 4606
    Northeast Health Wangaratta
    Rowan O’Hagan
    Research Development and Governance Office
    E: research@nhw.org.au
    P: (03) 5722 5693
    Northern Health
    RGOE: ResearchDGU@nh.org.au
    P: (03) 8468 0743
    Peninsula Health
    Lee-Anne Clavarino
    Manager, Office for Research
    E: rgo@phcn.vic.gov.au
    E: lclavarino@phcn.vic.gov.au
    P: (03) 9784 2679
    Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
    Dianne Biermann
    RGO
    E: ethics@petermac.org
    P: (03) 8559 7540
    South West Healthcare
    Leah Damman
    RGO
    E: ethics@swh.net.au
    P: (03) 5563 1633
    St. Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne)
    Tam Nguyen
    Executive Officer for Research
    E: research.ethics@svhm.org.au
    P: (03) 9288 3930
    The Royal Children's Hospital (Melbourne)
    Jenny Munro
    Research Governance Manager
    E: rch.ethics@rch.org.au
    P: (03) 9345 5044
    The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
    RGOE: ethics@eyeandear.org.au
    P: (03) 9929 8525
    The Royal Women’s Hospital
    Corinne Sklavos E: research.ethics@thewomens.org.au
    E: corinne.sklavos@thewomens.org.au
    P: (03) 8345 3716
    Western Health
    RGOE: ethics@wh.org.au
    P: (03) 8395 8073