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 2022

    Alfred Health HREC
    Submissions close Meeting date
    06 Dec 27 Jan
    17 Jan 24 Feb
    21 Feb 24 Mar
    21 Mar 28 Apr
    22 Apr 26 May
    23 May 23 Jun
    27 Jun 28 Jul
    25 Jul 25 Aug
    22 Aug 22 Sep
    26 Sep 27 Oct
    24 Oct 24 Nov
    14 Nov 15 Dec
    Austin Health HREC
    Submissions close Meeting date
    19 Jan 03 Feb
    07 Feb 17 Feb
    02 Mar 17 Mar
    06 Apr 28 Apr
    11 May 26 May
    08 Jun 23 Jun
    06 Jul 21 Jul
    03 Aug 18 Aug
    31 Aug 15 Sep
    28 Sep 13 Oct
    26 Oct 10 Nov
    23 Nov 08 Dec
    Royal Melbourne Hospital HREC
    Submissions close Meeting date
    24 Jan 09 Feb
    23 Feb 09 Mar
    30 Mar 13 Apr
    27 Apr 11 May
    25 May 08 Jun
    29 Jun 13 Jul
    27 Jul 10 Aug
    31 Aug 14 Sep
    28 Sep 12 Oct
    26 Oct 16 Nov
    30 Nov 14 Dec
    Monash Health HREC
    Submissions close Meeting date
    19 Jan 03 Feb
    23 Feb 03 Mar
    23 Mar 07 Apr
    27 Apr 12 May
    25 May 09 Jun
    22 Jun 07 Jul
    20 Jul 04 Aug
    24 Aug 08 Sep
    28 Sep 13 Oct
    26 Oct 10 Nov
    23 Nov 08 Dec
    Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre HREC
    Submissions close Meeting date
    14 Feb 28 Feb
    11 Mar 28 Mar
    04 Apr 02 May
    09 May 23 May
    10 Jun 27 Jun
    11 Jul 25 Jul
    08 Aug 22 Aug
    12 Sep 26 Sep
    10 Oct 24 Oct
    14 Nov 28 Nov
    05 Dec 19 Dec
    Royal Children’s Hospital (Melbourne) HREC
    Submissions close Meeting date
    14 Jan 31 Jan
    11 Feb 28 Feb
    11 Mar 28 Mar
    12 Apr 02 May
    13 May 30 May
    10 Jun 27 Jun
    08 Jul 25 Jul
    05 Aug 22 Aug
    02 Sep 19 Sep
    30 Sep 17 Oct
    28 Oct 14 Nov
    25 Nov 12 Dec
    St Vincent’s Hospital (Melbourne) HREC
    Submissions close Meeting date
    14 Dec 12 Jan
    11 Jan 02 Feb
    01 Feb 16 Feb
    15 Feb 02 Mar
    01 Mar 16 Mar
    15 Mar 06 Apr
    05 Apr 20 Apr
    19 Apr 04 May
    03 May 18 May
    17 May 01 Jun
    31 May 15 Jun
    14 Jun 06 Jul
    05 Jul 20 Jul
    19 Jul 03 Aug
    02 Aug 17 Aug
    16 Aug 07 Sep
    06 Sep 21 Sep
    20 Sep 05 Oct
    04 Oct 19 Oct
    18 Oct 02 Nov
    01 Nov 16 Nov
    15 Nov 30 Nov
    29 Nov 14 Dec
    13 Dec TBC Jan 2023

    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