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Research ethics oversight at Barwon Health
All institutions that conduct research are required to comply with guidelines and legislation that protect research participants, underpin good research governance, practice and management, and ensure ethical research conduct. The Barwon Health Human Research Ethics Committee (BH HREC), with the support of the REGI unit, is responsible for the oversight and monitoring of research proposals involving human participants to ensure that they are ethically acceptable, and in accordance with relevant standards and guidelines.
In undertaking this role, the REGI Unit and the BH HREC are guided by relevant standards, including those in the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research and the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, which outline the institutional roles and responsibilities for research governance and ethical review.
All research undertaken by or under the auspices of Barwon Health must undergo ethics oversight. This oversight is facilitated by the REGI Unit and requires that all research proposals and accompanying documents must be submitted to REGI for apocopate ethics review, governance and monitoring purposes.
The National Statement allows institutions to implement different types of ethical review of research in accordance with different degrees of risk (Chapter 2.1 Risk and benefit) and outlines the institutional roles and responsibilities for research governance and ethical review (Chapter 5).
In accordance with the National Statement, Barwon Health has four different application types, as summarised within the 'Guide to Barwon Health HREC Applications' found on the Guidelines and advice webpage.
- Committee Terms of Reference (TOR)
Expressions of interest: Barwon Health Human Research Ethics Committee
The Barwon Health Human Research Ethics Committee (BHHREC) reviews all research conducted by Barwon Health staff or students involving human participants. The primary role of the committee is to protect the welfare and the rights of participants in research.
Vacancies currently exist in the following categories of membership:
- Persons with current research experience that is relevant to research proposals to be considered at the meetings they attend.
- Persons who performs a pastoral care role in a community, for example, an Aboriginal elder or a minister of religion.
- A lawyer, who is not engaged to advise the institution..
Last Modified: Monday, 19 August 2019