Low Risk Research and Quality Assurance

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Low Risk Research

The Low Risk Research Sub-committee provides an expedited review pathway for all projects which are considered as “low risk”.

There are no closing dates applicable for Low Risk Research 

The expression ‘low risk research’ describes research in which the only foreseeable risk is one of discomfort. Research, in which the risk for participants is more serious than discomfort, is not low risk. (NS Chapter 2.1)


To be eligible for Low Risk Review, the project MUST NOT INCLUDE:

  • Women who are pregnant

  • Children or young people under the age of 18

  • Persons with an intellectual disability or mental impairment of any kind

  • Persons highly dependent on medical care

  • Persons incompetent to provide informed consent

  • People involved in illegal activities

  • Prisoners or people on parole

  • Research specifically recruiting Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander people

  • Persons not usually considered to be vulnerable but would be considered vulnerable in the context of this research project

  • Additional clinical interventions and/or therapies

  • Human genetic research or gene technology

  • Derivation or use of human stem cells

  • Discomfort or risk beyond that of routine care

  • Deception of participants, concealment or covert observation

  • Examining potentially sensitive or contentious issues

  • Additional Radioactive substances / ionizing radiation e.g. X-rays, DEXA

  • Assisted reproductive technology (ART)

  • Xenotransplantation

  • Toxins / mutagens / teratogens / carcinogens

  • Collection, use or disclosure of identifiable information

The Low Risk Research Sub-committee reserves the right to refer projects to a full HREC review at any time.
 

For further information, please contact Ms Lauren Barina, Low Risk Officer on 03 9231 3912 or e-mail research.ethics@svhm.org.au

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 today 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)", for our staff, trial participants, research collaborators and clinical trials sponsors, see link for more details.

For Ethics & Governance related matter please call:

Dr Megan Robertson,  Director of Research         t: 03 92313895                 email: megan.robertson@svha.org.au

Dr Tam Nguyen, Deputy Director of Research      t: 03 9231 3930                email: tam.nguyen@svha.org.au


Site-Specific Guidelines

To submit a new ethics or governance application:

  • Please make sure to complete a submission via the ERM
  • Once this has been completed and submitted, please email through a PDF of all documents to research.ethics@svhm.org.au

Please include the following information in the email and subject:

  • Project ID
  • HREC number (if possible)
  • Documents for review (including fee form)
  • Detail regarding the submission (eg. "new ethics submission, new governance submission)

*Please note: we will not be asking for hard copies to be submitted at this time.

Legal documents: please make sure to send through a PDF version of any legal documents required as part of the submission. These can be signed:

  • In wet ink - please submit a scanned copy of the wet ink signature
  • Docu-sign - please make sure this is executed correctly

To submit a study amendment:

  • Please make sure to submit a PDF copy of all documents related to the amendment to research.ethics@svhm.org.au

Please include the following information in the email and subject:

  • Project ID
  • HREC number (if possible)
  • Documents for review (including fee form)
  • detail regarding the submission (eg. "amendment (protocol and PICF)

*Please note: we will not be asking for hard copies to be submitted at this time.

Legal documents: please make sure to send through a PDF version of any legal documents required as part of the submission. These can be signed:

  • In wet ink - please submit a scanned copy of the wet ink signature
  • Docu-sign - please make sure this is executed correctly

New Low Risk Ethics Applications

For any questions regarding submission, please contact the Research Governance Unit on ph: 03 9231 2394 or email: research.ethics@svhm.org.au

Ethics Submission Guide - This guide can also be used for any questions regarding the necessity and role of the required documents. 

To submit a new ethics or governance application:

  • Please make sure to complete a submission via the ERM
  • Once this has been completed and submitted, please email through a PDF of all documents to research.ethics@svhm.org.au

Please include the following information in the email and subject:

  • Project ID
  • HREC number (if possible)
  • Documents for review (including fee form)
  • Detail regarding the submission (eg. "new ethics submission, new governance submission)

*Please note: we will not be asking for hard copies to be submitted at this time.

Legal documents: please make sure to send through a PDF version of any legal documents required as part of the submission. These can be signed:

  • In wet ink - please submit a scanned copy of the wet ink signature
  • Docu-sign - please make sure this is executed correctly

 

1. Ethics Cover Letter and Checklist

1x e-copy

2. Fee Form - please include remittance advice when paying with EFT

 

1x e-copy

3. Human Research Ethics Application (HREA) Form

*Please refer to the ERM User Guide for detailed instructions on how to create a HREA application on the ERM

*As of 01 January 2020, we will no longer accept LNR Forms. Low Risk Applications MUST complete a HREA.

1x e-copy

4. Victorian Specific Module (VSM)

*The VSM is only applicable if:

  • study is seeking a Waiver of Consent

  • for Multi-site studies

 

1x e-copy

5. Participant Information and Consent Form (PICF) - if applicable

The following PICFs will need to be submitted for HREC Review:

  • Multi-Site – Master PICF

  • Single-Site with only SVHM Participating – SVHM site-specific PICF

Participant Information and Consent Form Footer needsto includethe Version and Date. Please see below for recommendation:

Master Template - [ProtocolNo.]National Mutual Acceptance PICF[type eg. Main / Optional genetic] Verx.x Date dd/mm/yyyy

Patient Information and Consent Form Contact Information

Complaints Contact Person

Position

Patient Liaison Officer at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

Telephone

(03) 9231 1945

Email

PLO@svhm.org.au

 

Reviewing HREC Approving this Research and HREC Executive Officer Details

Reviewing HREC Name

St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne HREC

Position

HREC Executive Officer

Telephone

(03) 9231 2394

Email

Research.ethics@svhm.org.au

*Please note: these details must appear exactly as it is shown below

 

1x e-copy

6. Protocol or Research Plan

*Australia's leading public funder for health and medical research (NHMRC) supports the use of the SPIRIT Statement and Checklist in the development of protocols.

Please refer to the SPIRIT Statement for guidance on developing a protocol

 

1x e-copy

7. Budgetas per sponsor or institution guidelines

 

1x e-copy

8. Patient-Facing Materials

Such as surveys, brochures, advertisements or questionnaires

 

1x e-copy

9. HREC Only Form of Indemnity – for commercially sponsored studies where SVHM is providing premises for the conduct of HREC review

 

*SVHM Indemnified Party Details

St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) Limited, 41 Victoria Parade, Victoria 3065, ABN 22 052 110 755

What is Required? - Insurance for Clinical Trials Information

1x e-copy (either scanned wet ink signature or docu-sign signature)

10. Letter of Support from Head of Department - for a single-site, low-risk application to SVHM

Due to a conflict of interest, any Head of Department that is listed as a Principal Investigator or Associate Investigator on the study CANNOT sign off on the study.

In this instance, a Letter of Support from the Chief Medical Officer is required.

1x e-copy

11. Research Team Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Certificates

GCP Certificates will need to be submitted when making an Ethics or Governance Application to SVHM RGU for the following study personnel:

  • Multi-Site Submission without SVHM as a study site– GCP Certificate of the Coordinating Principal Investigator only

  • St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne as a study site–GCP Certificate of the Principal and all Associate Investigators

 

1x e-copy

12. Research Team Curriculum Vitae (CVs)

 

1x e-copy

  

New Low Risk Governance Applications

For any questions regarding submission, please contact the Research Governance Unit on ph: 03 9231 2394 or email: research.ethics@svhm.org.au

Ethics Submission Guide - This guide can also be used for any questions regarding the necessity and role of the required documents. 

To submit a new ethics or governance application:

  • Please make sure to complete a submission via the ERM
  • Once this has been completed and submitted, please email through a PDF of all documents to research.ethics@svhm.org.au

Please include the following information in the email and subject:

  • Project ID
  • HREC number (if possible)
  • Documents for review (including fee form)
  • Detail regarding the submission (eg. "new ethics submission, new governance submission)

*Please note: we will not be asking for hard copies to be submitted at this time.

Legal documents: please make sure to send through a PDF version of any legal documents required as part of the submission. These can be signed:

  • In wet ink - please submit a scanned copy of the wet ink signature
  • Docu-sign - please make sure this is executed correctly

 

1. Governance Cover Letter and Checklist

1x e-copy

2. Fee Form - please include remittance advice when paying with EFT

1x e-copy

3. Original Human Research Ethics Application (HREA) Form

1x e-copy

4. HREC Approval Letter

 

1x e-copy

5.Site-Specific (SSA) Form

*Please refer to the ERM User Guide for detailed instructions on how to create an SSA application on the ERM

 

1x e-copy

6. Victorian Specific Module (VSM)

*The VSM is only applicable if:

  • study is seeking a Waiver of Consent

  • for Multi-site studies

 

1x e-copy

7. Site-Specific Participant Information and Consent Form (PICF) - if applicable

The following PICFs will need to be submitted for HREC Review:

  • Master PICF

  • SVHM Site-Specific PICF

Based on the Reviewing HREC Approved Master Participant Information and Consent Form.

Both tracked and clean SVHM Specific Participant Information and Consent Form Version are required for submission.

Participant Information and Consent Form Footer needs to include the Version and Date. Please see below for recommendation:

Site Specific-[Protocol No.] SVHM Specific PICF [type eg. Main / Optional genetic] Verx.x Date dd/mm/yyyy

Patient Information and Consent Form Contact Information

Complaints Contact Person

Position

Patient Liaison Officer at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

Telephone

(03) 9231 1945

Email

PLO@svhm.org.au

 

Local HREC Officer Contact

Reviewing HREC Name

St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne HREC

Position

HREC Executive Officer

Telephone

(03) 9231 2394

Email

Research.ethics@svhm.org.au

*Please note: these details must appear exactly as it is shown below

 

1x e-copy

8. Protocol or Research Plan

 

1x e-copy

9. Budget – as per sponsor or institution guidelines

 

1x e-copy

10. Patient-Facing Materials

Such as surveys, brochures, advertisements or questionnaires

 

1x e-copy

11. Standard Form of Indemnity – for commercially sponsored studies where SVHM is providing premises for the conduct of the study

*SVHM Indemnified Party Details

St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) Limited, 41 Victoria Parade, Victoria 3065, ABN 22 052 110 755

What is Required? - Insurance for Clinical Trials Information

1x e-copy (either scanned wet ink signature or docu-sign signature)

12. Clinical Trial Research Agreement (CTRA) – for commercially sponsored, multi-site studies

-or-

13. Research Collaboration Agreement (RCA) – for investigator initiated, multi-site studies

*Please insert following SVHM details in the Research Agreement

  • Name of Institution: St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) Limited

  • Address: 41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065

  • ABN: 22 052 110 755

SVHM Research Collaboration Agreement (RCA) with SVHM details inserted

 

Please note that only the Director of Research and the Executive Officer can sign off on behalf of the institution, the principal investigator does not have the authority to sign off on behalf of the institution.

 

1x e-copy (either scanned wet ink signature or docu-sign signature)

14. Letter of Support from Head of Department

Due to a conflict of interest, any Head of Department that is listed as a Principal Investigator or Associate Investigator on the study CANNOT sign off on the study.

In this instance, a Letter of Support from the Chief Medical Officer is required.

 

1x e-copy

15. Research Team Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Certificates

GCP Certificates will need to be submitted when making an Ethics or Governance Application to SVHM RGU for the following study personnel:

  • St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne as a study site–GCP Certificate of the Principal and all Associate Investigators

 

1x e-copy

16. Research Team Curriculum Vitae (CVs)

1x e-copy

Post Approval Amendments 

To submit a study amendment:

  • Please make sure to submit a PDF copy of all documents related to the amendment to research.ethics@svhm.org.au

Please include the following information in the email and subject:

  • Project ID
  • HREC number (if possible)
  • Documents for review (including fee form)
  • detail regarding the submission (eg. "amendment (protocol and PICF)

*Please note: we will not be asking for hard copies to be submitted at this time.

Legal documents: please make sure to send through a PDF version of any legal documents required as part of the submission. These can be signed:

  • In wet ink - please submit a scanned copy of the wet ink signature
  • Docu-sign - please make sure this is executed correctly

Change of Principal Investigator (Permanent)

1. Amendment Request Form

1x e-copy

2. Fee Form - please include remittance advice when paying with EFT

1x e-copy

3. Change/Addition of Coordinating or Principal Investigator Form

1x e-copy (either scanned wet ink signature or docu-sign signature)

4. CV of the new CPI/PI

 

1x e-copy

5. GCP Certificate of the new CPI/PI

 

1x e-copy

6. Research Collaboration Agreement (RCA) - if applicable

1x e-copy (either scanned wet ink signature or docu-sign signature)


Change of Principal Investigator (Temporary - less than 6 months)

1. Amendment Request Form

 

1x e-copy

2. Fee Form - please include remittance advice when paying with EFT

 

1x e-copy

3. Change/Addition of Coordinating or Principal Investigator Form

 

1x e-copy (either scanned wet ink signature or docu-sign signature)

4. CV of the new CPI/PI

 

1x e-copy

5. GCP Certificate of the new CPI/PI

 

1x e-copy

6. Letter Specifying dates of the temporary change to PI

 

1x e-copy


Changing Members of a Research Team (Associate Researcher or Research Coordinator)

1. Changing Members of a Research Team Form

1x e-copy (either scanned wet ink signature or docu-sign signature)

2. CV of the new Research Team Member

1x e-copy

3. GCP Certificate of the new Research Team Member

1x e-copy

  

Updated Protocol 

1. Amendment Request Form

*Explaining the nature of the amendment and whether the changes/updates warrants an updated PICF

 

1x e-copy

2. Fee Form - please include remittance advice when paying with EFT

 

1x e-copy

3. Updated Protocol/ Investigator Brochureincluding updated version numbers and dates

 

1x e-copy

4. Tracked Changes of the Protocol/Investigator Brochure

 

1x e-copy

5. Summary of Changes

 

1x e-copy

 

Updated Participant Information and Consent Form (PICF)

1. Amendment Request Form

*Explaining the nature of the PICF changes

 

1x e-copy

2. Fee Form - please include remittance advice when paying with EFT

 

1x e-copy

3. Updated Participant Information and Consent Form (PICF)including updated version numbers and dates

 

1x e-copy

4. Tracked Changes of the PICF

 

1x e-copy

 

Updated Patient-Facing Documents

1. Amendment Request Form

 

1x e-copy

2. Fee Form - please include remittance advice when paying with EFT

 

1x e-copy

3. Updated patient-facing documents

 

1x e-copy

4. Tracked Changes to the patient-facing documents

 

1x e-copy


Addition of Sites

1. Amendment Request Form

 

1x e-copy

2. Fee Form - please include remittance advice when paying with EFT

1x e-copy

3. Change/Addition of Coordinating or Principal Investigator Form

 

1x e-copy (either scanned wet ink signature or docu-sign signature)

4. Master PICFif changing from a single to multi-site study a master PICF will be required

 

1x e-copy

5. CV of the new CPI/PI

 

1x e-copy

6. GCP Certificate of the new CPI/PI

 

1x e-copy

7. Updated HREC Review Form of Indemnity – if commercially sponsored

-or-

8. Research Collaboration Agreement (RCA) – if investigator initiated, unsponsored

1x e-copy (either scanned wet ink signature or docu-sign signature)

 

Addition of Satellite Site

Please view this document for addition information as to whether your request qualifies under this category of site addition.

1. Amendment Request Form

1x e-copy

2. Fee Form - please include remittance advice when paying with EFT

 

1x e-copy

3SVHM Addition of Satellite/Recruitment/Service Site Form  

1x e-copy

4. Letter of Support from Site 1x e-copy
5. CV & GCP Certificate for PI/AI responsible at the satellite site 1x e-copy

6. HREC Review Only Indemnity - for commercially sponsored studies

1x e-copy (either scanned wet ink signature or docu-sign signature)

7. Insurance Certificate - for commercially sponsored studies  1x e-copy

8. CTRA - for commercially sponsored trials adding a rural site not under the same legal entity as primary site

-or-

8. Research Collaboration Agreement (RCA) – if investigator initiated, unsponsored trials adding a rural site not under the same legal entity as primary site

 1x e-copy (either scanned wet ink signature or docu-sign signature)

Addition of Recruitment Site

Please view this document for addition information as to whether your request qualifies under this category of site addition.

1. Amendment Request Form

1x e-copy

2. Fee Form - please include remittance advice when paying with EFT

 

1x e-copy

3SVHM Addition of Satellite/Recruitment/Service Site Form  

1x e-copy

4. Letter of Support from Site 1x e-copy
4. CV & GCP Certificate for PI/AI - if applicable 1x e-copy
5. Patient docs - documents that be used for recruitment of participants from this site (eg. flyers) 1x e-copy

6. Updated HREC Review Form of Indemnity – if commercially sponsored

1x e-copy (either scanned wet ink signature or docu-sign signature)


Addition of Service Site

Please view this document for addition information as to whether your request qualifies under this category of site addition.

1. Amendment Request Form

1x e-copy

2. Fee Form - please include remittance advice when paying with EFT

 

1x e-copy

3. SVHM Addition of Satellite/Recruitment/Service Site Form  

1x e-copy

4. Letter of Support from Site 1x e-copy

4. Service Agreement - please see here for template

1x e-copy (either scanned wet ink signature or docu-sign signature)


All Other Changes (Administrative)

1. Amendment Request Form

 

1x e-copy

2. Fee Form - please include remittance advice when paying with EFT

1x e-copy

3. Documents requiring review

1x e-copy

Annual Reporting Requirements

Due on 01 May

Failure to submit progress reports within 45 days following the 01 May submission deadline may lead to a suspension of the ethical approval for the study

Annual Reports for projects that have been approved in January to April in any year do not need to be submitted until 01 May the following year.

  • In 2017 the Research Governance Unit (RGU) implemented a new system for the submission of annual progress reports that will save significant time and resources for research staff and RGU staff.

  • Annual progress reports for research projects will be due on a single date in the year instead of the anniversary of the HREC approval date. The date chosen is the 01 May.

  • The completion and submission of an annual report is part of the conditions of ethical approval for all projects.

  • For further information, please contact Lily Woods, Research Integrity and Compliance Assistance on 03 9231 3924 or email svhm.ResearchAnnualR@svha.org.au


Submitting Annual Reports

  • Once signed by the Sponsor/CRO, or the Coordinating Principal Investigator (CPI) for a multi-site project, or the Principal Investigator (PI) for a single-site project, forward electronically to the RGU.

  • ONLY E-COPIES are required for submission. Please submit to: svhm.ResearchAnnualR@svha.org.au

All annual reports should be submitted using one or more of the following templates as applicable:

Progress Report – Project Form

*Completed by the Sponsor

HREC

Due 01 May

Project Final Report/Site Closure Report

*Completed by the Sponsor

HREC/RGO

Due

  • Upon completion of the research project (single-site or multi-site)

-or-

  • Upon site closure (multi-site project)

Progress Report – Site Form

*Completed by the Principal Investigator

RGO

Due

  • Upon completion of the research project (single-site or multi-site)

    -or-

  • Upon site closure (multi-site project)

Case Study Reports

A case study report is an article that describes a particular patient’s diagnosis and treatment plan. Often, a case study is used for the description of an unusual diagnosis or complications in treatment.

Process of Review

The Research Governance Unit (RGU) will be reviewing applications for case study reports.

Once reviewed, a formal letter of approval will be issued. The RGU will endeavour to have a response to your application in approximately 7-10 business days.

New Case Study Report Applications

Please submit all Case Study Report applications to research.ethics@svhm.org.au

  • There are no closing dates for Case Study reports
  • ONLY ELECTRONIC COPIES are required. Please DO NOT submit hard copies to our office.

Please ensure the following documents are completed upon submitting to research.ethics@svhm.org.au

1. Case Study Report

Please submit your case study abstract using our template as a guide

2. CV of Researcher

Please submit CVs of all researchers involved in the Case Study Report

3. Consent Form

Please use the template provided here

4. Support from Head of Department

Please provide either a letter of support from Head of Department, or Chief Medical Officer if the Head of Department are directly involved in the case report.

*Please note: if the Head of Department/Chief Medical Officer signs the Case Study Report document, a separate letter is not required.

Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance is defined by the NHMRC as:

“An activity where the primary purpose is to monitor or improve the quality of service delivered by an individual or an organisation.”

QA, audit, and quality improvement are terms used interchangeably to refer to activities that fall under the auspice of Quality Assurance review. St. Vincent’s Hospital Research Governance Unit (RGU) aims to encourage and facilitate the process of Quality Assurance activities, as it is an essential process for improving health services and patient outcomes. QA aims to gain information on specific services to create better outcomes and more effective processes.

QA activities may involve patients, staff, or members of the community. Therefore, it is equally important for Quality Assurance activities to be conducted with ethical consideration of those involved. 

Quality Assurance activities must be initiated by a St. Vincent’s Hospital Principal Investigator. Any applications initiated by an external principal investigator are not considered Quality Assurance.


To be eligible for Quality Assurance, the project MUST NOT:

  • Aim to generate new generalizable knowledge

  • Involve any significant departure from the routine clinical care provided to patients

  • Involve randomisation, control groups, or use of placebo

  • Seek to gather information about the participant beyond that collected as part of routine care

  • Involve additional testing, blood or tissue collection

  • Involve the assessment of safety/efficacy of a new intervention/device

  • Impose any additional burden, harm or risk, beyond those associated with routine care

Please proceed with a Low Risk Application if your activity involves any of the above.

Research Using a Database

Any research using a database MUST:

  • Receive ethical approval, and is therefore, not considered a Quality Assurance activity. If the research involves vulnerable populations it may need to be reviewed by the full HREC,
  • Use a waiver of consent or opt our approach
  • Hold only deidentified information

If the database is intended to be used for further data analysis than stated in the initial application, an additional ethics application must be submitted.


Process of Review

The Research Governance Unit (RGU) will be reviewing incoming Quality Assurance/Audit applications as of 01 December 2019.

The RGU will determine whether applications are within the scope of quality assurance activities, or advise escalation of the project to Low-Risk Research if determined to be outside of the scope of QA.

Once reviewed, an e-mail approval will be issued to the investigator permitting the commencement of the QA activity. For QA activities seeking to be published, a separate formal letter of approval will be issued to the investigator. This letter will detail permission for the activity to be published, and will incur a basic QA specific administration fee.

The RGU will endeavour to have a response to your application in approximately 7-10 business days.

New Quality Assurance Applications

Please submit all QA applications to qisubmissions@svha.org.au

  • There are no closing dates for QA activities.
  • The use of ERM is not required for QA activities.

  • ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS will be accepted for QA activities.

    Please DO NOT submit hard copies to our office.

Please ensure the following documents are completed upon submitting to QA (qisubmissions@svha.org.au):

1. QA Cover Sheet

 


2. Quality Assurance/Audit Application Form

 

Electronic signature is accepted for this form

3. QA Participant Information/Consent Form (PICF)  if applicable

 


4. Participant Facing Documents - if applicable

 

Such as surveys, questionnaires, etc.

5. Research Collaboration Agreement (RCA) – if applicable

 

only for multi-site QA activities

1x e-copy (either scanned wet ink signature or docu-sign signature)

6. Fee Form – if applicable

 

Only required for publishing approval

 

 

Quality Assurance Post-Approval Amendments

 Amendments are required for any change to the approved project, including changes to the research plan, data collection, or change of investigators.

Please ensure the following documents are completed upon submitting amendments to QA (qisubmission@svha.org.au):

1. QA Cover Sheet

 

Please complete for any changes to the activity including:

  • Request for extension of the project
  • Addition of sites

2. Updated Documents if applicable

Quality Assurance Annual Reporting Requirements

A final report for QA projects will be due by the completion date proposed by the investigator on the QA application form. 

The completion and submission of a final report is part of the conditions of approval for all projects. If the project has not been completed by the chosen date, please inform the Research Governance Unit.

Please submit QA final/progress reports to qisubmission@svha.org.au using the following templates:

  • QA Cover Sheet (if your study is continuing past the proposed completion date)

  • Project Final Report (when your study has been completed)

Please include “Final/Progress Report” and your QA study number in the email subject.

News/Resources/Training Manuals


Contact Us

For more information visit the Research Governance Unit Contact Page