Research governance at NALHN

The Research Governance Office is keen to discuss your project proposals with you at an early stage wherever possible and can help navigate the necessary paperwork needed to lodge a research application.

In accordance with the SA Health Research Governance Directive (PDF 319KB), all research within the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) requires authorisation of the delegated officer (Executive Director, Medical Services) before commencing.

At a minimum, this will includes a Site-Specific Assessment (SSA) (either a full SSA or Low/Negligible Risk form), research protocol, ethics approvals, and other supporting documents, depending on the type of study.

Submission guidelines

Transitioning to new Research Management System - Research GEMS

The current system, Online Forms, will be turned off at the end off at the end of October 2020 with the new system, Research GEMS, going live in November 2020.

Please see the Transitioning to Research GEMS fact sheet (PDF 106KB) to assist with your application. 

The interim process for the submission of greater than low risk studies is to use the temporary Site Specific Assessment (SSA) form (DOCX 100KB).

Submission Guidelines for the most common studies, including instructions and tool kits to help prepare a research governance application:

How to Submit an application

All applications needs to be submitted to the Research Governance Office. Instructions and checklists are available to assist in the process of how to submit an application.

Research Governance support and advice:

Contact us

Research Governance Officer

Phone: (08) 8182 9346
Lyell McEwin Hospital
Level 2 Clinical Trials Unit
Haydown Road
Elizabeth Vale SA