CLINICAL TRIALS AND RESEARCH

Participating Organisations and Ethics Committees

    Overview

    Ethics committees reviewing multisite research projects were accredited by the Victorian health minister 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 2023

    Alfred Health HREC
    Submissions close Meeting date
    05 Dec 02 Feb
    23 Jan 23 Feb
    20 Feb 23 Mar
    20 Mar 27 Apr
    17 Apr 25 May
    22 May 22 Jun
    26 Jun 27 Jul
    24 Jul 24 Aug
    28 Aug 28 Sep
    25 Sep 26 Oct
    23 Oct 23 Nov
    13 Nov 14 Dec
    Austin Health HREC
    Submissions close Meeting date
    23 Jan 02 Feb
    30 Jan 16 Feb
    13 Feb 02 Mar
    27 Feb 16 Mar
    14 Mar 06 Apr
    03 Apr 20 Apr
    17 Apr 04 May
    01 May 18 May
    15 May 01 Jun
    29 May 15 Jun
    13 Jun 06 Jul
    03 Jul 20 Jul
    17 Jul 03 Aug
    31 Jul 17 Aug
    14 Aug 07 Sep
    04 Sep 21 Sep
    18 Sep 05 Oct
    02 Oct 19 Oct
    16 Oct 02 Nov
    30 Oct 16 Nov
    13 Nov 07 Dec
    Royal Melbourne Hospital HREC
    Submissions close Meeting date
    25 Jan 08 Feb
    22 Feb 08 Mar
    29 Mar 19 Apr
    26 Apr 10 May
    31 May 14 Jun
    28 Jun 12 Jul
    26 Jul 09 Aug
    30 Aug 13 Sep
    27 Sep 11 Oct
    25 Oct 08 Nov
    29 Nov 13 Dec
    Monash Health HREC
    Submissions close Meeting date
    18 Jan 02 Feb
    15 Feb 02 Mar
    22 Mar 13 Apr
    26 Apr 11 May
    24 May 01 Jun
    21 Jun 06 Jul
    19 Jul 03 Aug
    23 Aug 07 Sep
    20 Sep 05 Oct
    18 Oct 02 Nov
    22 Nov 07 Dec
    Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre HREC
    Submissions close Meeting date
    13 Feb 27 Feb
    10 Mar 27 Mar
    11 Apr 24 Apr
    08 May 22 May
    09 Jun 26 Jun
    10 Jul 24 Jul
    14 Aug 28 Aug
    11 Sep 25 Sep
    09 Oct 23 Oct
    13 Nov 27 Nov
    04 Dec 18 Dec
    Royal Children’s Hospital (Melbourne) HREC
    Submissions close Meeting date
    20 Jan 06 Feb
    17 Feb 06 Mar
    17 Mar 03 Apr
    21 Apr 08 May
    19 May 05 Jun
    16 Jun 03 Jul
    14 Jul 31 Jul
    11 Aug 28 Aug
    08 Sep 25 Sep
    06 Oct 23 Oct
    03 Nov 20 Nov
    24 Nov 11 Dec
    St Vincent’s Hospital (Melbourne) HREC
    Submissions close Meeting date
    20 Dec 18 Jan
    17 Jan 01 Feb
    31 Jan 15 Feb
    14 Feb 01 Mar
    28 Feb 15 Mar
    14 Mar 05 Apr
    04 Apr 19 Apr
    18 Apr 03 May
    02 May 17 May
    23 May 07 Jun
    06 Jun 21 Jun
    20 Jun 05 Jul
    04 Jul 19 Jul
    18 Jul 02 Aug
    01 Aug 16 Aug
    22 Aug 06 Sep
    05 Sep 20 Sep
    19 Sep 04 Oct
    03 Oct 18 Oct
    17 Oct 01 Nov
    31 Oct 15 Nov
    14 Nov 29 Nov
    28 Nov 13 Dec
    19 Dec TBC Jan 2024

    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 21 public health servcies.

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

    Albury Wodonga Health
    Glenn Davies
    Executive Director
    Medical Services & Clinical Governance
    E: enquiries@awh.org.au
    E: glenn.davies@awh.org.au 
    P: (02) 6051 7278
    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
    Lisa Fry
    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 E: HREC@lrh.com.au
    P: (03) 5173 8156
    Melbourne Health
    Sarah Rickard
    Director, Research Governance & Ethics
    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
    Senior Coordinator, EthicsE: ethics@nh.org.au
    P: (03) 8405 2918
    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
    Western Health
    RGOE: ethics@wh.org.au
    P: (03) 8395 8073