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Discovery and Innovation

Regulatory and governance approvals


Let’s collaborate to make ethics, governance & regulatory approvals simple.  If you’ve landed here, you want us to help you by:

  • Find an answer or help guide
  • Know what committees we have, who they are and how they make decisions
  • Help with putting the legal and regulatory stuff together
  • Click on the above tabs to find the information


Our Human Research Ethics Committee is fully constituted in accordance with the NHMRC National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research. Thanks to their commitment, we always have a quorate meeting, which means we have:

  • A chair
  • Two people who bring broader community or consumer perspective and no paid affiliation with us
  • A person who performs a pastoral care role
  • A qualified lawyer
  • Two people with current and relevant research experience

Important Deadlines & Dates

New application deadlineCommittee meeting
Tuesday 22 April 2024 at 9amMonday 6 May 2024
Monday 29 April 2024 at 9amMonday 20 May 2024
Monday 13 May 2024 at 9amMonday 3 June 2024
Monday 27 May 2024 at 9amMonday 17 June 2024
Tuesday 1 July 2024 at 9amMonday 15 July 2024
Monday 22 July 2024 at 9amMonday 5 August 2024
Monday 29 July 2024 at 9amMonday 19 August 2024
Monday 12 August 2024 at 9amMonday 2 September 2024
Monday 26 August 2024 at 9amMonday 16 September 2024
Monday 23 September 2024 at 9amMonday 7 October 2024
Monday 30 September 2024 at 9amMonday 21 October 2024
Monday 14 October 2024 at 9amMonday 4 November 2024
Monday 4 November 2024 at 9amMonday 18 November 2024
Monday 11 November 2024 at 9amMonday 2 December 2024

Helpful Templates & Guidelines

We’ve kept our templates to a minimum, we do this, so you don’t waste time completing templates that aren’t required. Once you have a draft protocol, log a request and we will do the rest!

Use the protocol that suits your study design

Here’s some great news, let us write them for you! This means you just need to submit the protocol.

If you feel like you need to write your own, please use the CT:IQ template.

Here’s some less great news, we do need to charge for our time to process your request. Our fees help us to continue to pay for our wonderful staff, pay for our service, and continue to improve our systems that allow for maximum transparency and efficiency. We know you understand (as much as you can).

If you would like us to register your trial with the Therapeutic Goods Administration, this form has now been combined with the fee form.

If your project uses ionising radiation, you will need to submit with your protocol and Participant Information Statement & Consent Form (PICF):

  1. Victorian Specific Module
  2. Request a medical physicist report
  3. To request a medical physicist report, please log a new Ethics or Site request

Contact us

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