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 2021

    Alfred Health HREC
    Submissions close Meeting date
    06 Jan 28 Jan
    03 Feb 25 Feb
    03 Mar 25 Mar
    07 Apr 29 Apr
    05 May 27 May
    2 Jun 24 Jun
    30 Jun 22 Jul
    4 Aug 26 Aug
    1 Sep 23 Sep
    6 Oct 28 Oct
    3 Nov 25 Nov
    24 Nov 16 Dec
    Austin Health HREC
    Submissions close Meeting date
    27 Jan 11 Feb
    24 Feb 11 Mar
    24 Mar 15 Apr
    05 May 20 May
    09 Jun 24 Jun
    7 Jul 22 Jul
    4 Aug 19 Aug
    1 Sep 16 Sep
    29 Sep 14 Oct
    27 Oct 11 Nov
    24 Nov 9 Dec
    Royal Melbourne Hospital HREC
    Submissions close Meeting date
    27 Jan 10 Feb
    24 Feb 10 Mar
    31 Mar 21 Apr
    28 Apr 12 May
    26 May 9 Jun
    30 Jun 14 Jul
    28 Jul 11 Aug
    25 Aug 8 Sep
    29 Sep 13 Oct
    27 Oct 10 Nov
    24 Nov 8 Dec
    Monash Health HREC
    Submissions close Meeting date
    20 Jan 4 Feb
    17 Feb 4 Mar
    24 Mar 15 Apr
    21 Apr 6 May
    19 May 3 Jun
    16 Jun 1 Jul
    27 Jan 11 Feb
    Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre HREC
    Submissions close Meeting date
    8 Feb 22 Feb
    5 Mar 22 Mar
    12 Apr 26 Apr
    10 May 24 May
    11 Jun 28 Jun
    12 Jul 26 Jul
    9 Aug 23 Aug
    13 Sep 27 Sep
    11 Oct 25 Oct
    8 Nov 22 Nov
    6 Dec 20 Dec
    Royal Children’s Hospital (Melbourne) HREC
    Submissions close Meeting date
    15 Jan 1 Feb
    12 Feb 1 Mar
    12 Mar 29 Mar
    9 Apr 26 Apr
    7 May 24 May
    11 Jun 28 Jun
    9 Jul 26 Jul
    6 Aug 23 Aug
    3 Sep 20 Sep
    1 Oct 18 Oct
    29 Oct 15 Nov
    26 Nov 15 Dec
    St Vincent’s Hospital (Melbourne) HREC
    Submissions close Meeting date
    12 Jan 3 Feb
    2 Feb 17 Feb
    16 Feb 3 Mar
    2 Mar 17 Mar
    16 Mar 7 Apr
    6 Apr 21 Apr
    20 Apr 5 May
    4 May 19 May
    18 May 2 Jun
    1 Jun 16 Jun
    15 Jun 7 Jul
    6 Jul 21 Jul
    20 Jul 4 Aug
    3 Aug 18 Aug
    17 Aug 8 Sep
    7 Sep 22 Sep
    21 Sep 6 Oct
    5 Oct 20 Oct
    19 Oct 3 Nov
    2 Nov 17 Nov
    16 Nov 1 Dec
    30 Nov 15 Dec

    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
    Akshaya RaviE: ethics02@austin.org.au
    P: (03) 9496 5028
    Ballarat Health Services
    Diane Clingin
    Secretary, HREC
    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
    Amanda Bamford
    RGO
    E: ABamford@lrh.com.au
    P: (03) 5173 8156
    Melbourne Health
    Angela Watt
    Manager, Office for Research
    E: researchgovernance@mh.org.au
    E: angela.watt@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
    Arti Mishra
    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
    Virginia MaE: ethics@wh.org.au
    P: (03) 9929 8525