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®.


Contribute to ethical health research: Applications are open to join the SVHM HREC as a layperson to review research proposals 
With a focus on innovation and research, the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) at St Vincent's is integral to maintaining ethical standards in clinical trials, covering drugs, devices, diagnostics, and digital studies. The hospital is actively seeking volunteer lay/community members to join the HREC, contributing to its vital role in advancing healthcare. See the position description below. Please reach out to if you are interested.
Position description:
HREC Lay Person - PD

All submission are now completed and managed via SAGE, please refer to SAGE Resource Pack for any submission below:

 Type of Submission  Form Type on SAGE
 New Ethics or Governance Application  New Project Registration Form 
 Governance Application after SVHM HREC Approval  Site-Specific Application Form 

 Amendments Requests
 including Administrative Changes, Change of CPI/PI, Addition of New   Site

 +New Form > Amendment Form 
 including DSMB/SRC/DMC/DRC/IDSMC Meeting Reports
 +New Form >Acknowledgement Form
 Safety Adverse Events  +New Form >Safety Event Report Form
  Non-Serious & Serious Breach Reports  +New Form >Breach Report Form
  DSUR & Annual Safety Reports  +New Form >Annual Safety Report Form 
  Annual Project Progress Report (HREC) and Final Project Report   Milestone Tab > Progress/Final Report (HREC)
  Annual Site Progress Report (RGO Form) and Site Closure Report  Milestone Tab > Site Progress/Closure Report (RGO)
  External Site Closure Report   +New Form > External Site Closure Form



2023 Changes


For Ethics & Governance 03 9231 6970  email:

For Research Valet      03 9231 6977   email:

Dr Megan Robertson,  Director of Research           03 9231 6974          email:

Dr Tam Nguyen, Deputy Director of Research         03 9231 6980          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.

Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery (ACMD)


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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