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Research Governance Authorisation

Obtaining Research Governance Authorisation

Research Governance review is a process to assess the financial, material and human resource implications for the project within the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS).  Authorisation is obtained after the researcher demonstrates the adequacy of the project and the benefits to the SCHHS.  To do this, the researcher must submit a number of documents to the Research Governance Officer – see below.

Researchers whose projects have been authorised to commence in the SCHHS will receive a letter signed by the SCHHS Chief Executive confirming authorisation and the conditions of that authorisation. The research must not commence in the SCHHS until this letter has been issued to the research team.

Research Governance Submission Requirements

Researchers wishing to submit an application for Research Governance authorisation should use the Research Governance Checklist to ensure that their application is complete.

Research Agreements and Indemnity (click to view more)

Research involving collaborations with external organisations or where external organisations wish to access Queensland Health premises, resources, information or patients must include a written research contract and describe indemnity arrangements. Agreements, indemnity and insurance may require legal review which can be coordinated through the Research Governance Office.

Schedule of Fees

The Schedule of Fees provides details of fees associated with the review and approval of industry/commercially sponsored research. All Research Governance reviews for commercially sponsored research are subject to a levy of $3,300 (inclusive of GST). This levy will be applied once the project has received Research Governance authorisation. The Research Governance Officer will organise for an invoice to be sent directly to the sponsor.

Research Governance Office

Questions regarding the Research Governance submission and authorisation process can be directed to the Research Governance Officer:

Phone: (07) 5202 2991
Delivery Address:
Sunshine Coast University Hospital PO Box 5340 SUNSHINE COAST MC QLD 4560
Sunshine Coast University Hospital, 6 Doherty Street, BIRTINYA QLD 4575

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Last updated: 21 September 2017


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Administration: (07) 5202 3005



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