All human research projects in Australia must adhere to the guiding principles outlined in the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, relevant National and State legislation and other regulatory organisations. Research projects must be reviewed and approved by:
- A Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC), known as an ethical review; and
- The institution where the research will be conducted, known as a Research Governance review
NH initiated single site low risk research project that can submit to NH Low Risk Ethics Committee for ethical approval.
A researcher must have both an ethical approval and research governance approval prior to commencing a research project at Northern Health. Northern Health Research Governance Approval must be obtained prior to commencement of all research projects.