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All Health/Medical Research projects must have ethical approval and Research Governance authorisation prior to commencing at a CALHN site.

Human Research Ethics review considers the ethical acceptability and scientific validity of research Health/Medical Research projects, evaluating benefits and risks of the project to participants. Applications are submitted and assessed via the Human Research Ethics Application (HREA) form.

Research Governance review considers CALHN's responsibilities of managing the quality, safety, privacy, risk, finances and ethical acceptability of research. Applications are submitted and reviewed via the Site Specific Assessment (SSA) form.

Health/Medical Research Projects conducted at a Central Adelaide Local Network (CALHN) site that are greater than low/negligible risk, and/or that include participating sites outside of South Australia, require ethical review and approval by a full Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) - either by the CALHN HREC or a HREC certified in the National Mutual Acceptance System.

For ethical enquiries and further information, contact CALHN Research Services
on 08 7117 2228, or via email at

For governance enquiries and further information, contact CALHN Research Services on
08 7117 2230, or via email at

For submissions requiring only CALHN HREC review (i.e. not being conducted at a CALHN site) please contact the CALHN HREC team as above and the participating site's local Research Governance Officer.

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