St Vincent's is a major teaching, research and tertiary referral centre providing acute or chronic medical and surgical services, as well as clinical training.

Our commitment to innovative care is reflected by the passion for health and medical research evident across St Vincent’s campus and our partners, translating the findings of our scientists into meaningful improvements in clinical care.By participating in world-class research, we deliver hope to our patients and community and help determine the future of health care locally and globally.

We have established our innovative RESEARCH VALET® to assist with project submission for HREC review and also to speed the approval process. And we have sought to build productive relationships with industry to benefit both patients and clinicians with access to a wider range of clinical trials. Please click here for information regarding the RESEARCH VALET®.


COVID-19 Related Information

St Vincent's is working closely with the State Government’s Department of Health to help protect and keep safe our patients, visitors, staff and doctors from COVID-19. Our hospital remains open and fully functional, with the appropriate safeguards and containment precautions now in place.

The Research Directorate and RGU are now activating our “Work from Home” policy as of 23rd March 2020. No RGU staff will be onsite, but all our individual landlines have been diverted and will be answered by the respective staff. All ethics and governance submissions can only be accepted and processed via electronic formats as per our guideline.

Our ethics committee meetings will continue to operate as per schedule via online video and phone access.


The Research Directorate has developed the "Plan for managing Clinical Trials in the setting of COVID19 disruption (18th March 2020, re-issued 10th July 2020)", for our staff, trial participants, research collaborators and clinical trials sponsors, see link for more details.


Remote Monitoring

SVHM is pleased to announce they have remote monitoring capability.

Please see the below guidelines on how to establish a Monitor to undertake remote monitoring:


Onsite Monitoring

Onsite monitoring is subject to SVHM visitor restrictions and cannot be negotiated. For updates, please visit the SVHM Current Visitor Restrictions webpage.

Monitors must:


Please refer to the Guidelines for more detail.


For Ethics & Governance related matter please call 03 9231 6970 or email:

For Research Valet related matter            please call 03 9231 3915 or email:

Dr Megan Robertson,  Director of Research          t: 03 9231 3895                email:

Dr Tam Nguyen, Deputy Director of Research       t: 03 9231 3930                email:


About us


St Vincent's is a major teaching, research and tertiary referral centre providing acute or chronic medical and surgical services, as well as clinical training.



With a focus on biomedical engineering, the Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery – a research and academic medical centre – will bring together clinicians, engineers, scientists and students like never before.

Clinical Trials


St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne is a premier site for medical research and clinical trials. Find out about clinical trials and being a participant in a trial.



Find out more about the ethics and governance review processes for different types of research projects, submission guidelines and all necessary resources.



St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne is proud to be an alliance site with IQVIA, PAREXEL and Syneos Health.

Research Events


Find out more about upcoming research events.



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