Research Governance Unit

The Research Governance Unit (RGU) is primarily responsible for administrative governance of research at St Vincent’s Hospital (Melbourne), by providing secretariat support to the Human Research Ethics Committees, Animal Ethics Committee and the Institutional Biosafety Committee, and ensuring that research protocols conducted at St Vincent’s Hospital are compliant with all relevant guidelines and legislation.

The RGU provides a service to all units wishing to undertake research which requires ethical review. 

Support is also provided to the Research Directorate in relation to the coordination of Research Week.

Please see the section on 'Researchers' to find more about Research Ethics and Governance.