Research governance is concerned with the quality, safety, privacy, risk management, financial management and ethical acceptability of research. 

The SA Health Research Ethics and Governance Policy (PDF 111KB) outlines the research governance requirements that apply to researchers and institutions involved in the conduct and administration of health and medical research across SALHN.

Please note that SALHN governance can be reviewed concurrently with SAC HREC applications and this reduces the turnaround time between ethics and governance significantly.

Key approvals for GEMS:

Automated notifications:

Director: Division in which the study will be conducted

Head of Department: Main department in which the study will be conducted at each participating hospital/site

Upload approval from the following departments if applicable to the study:

  • Finance Divisional (mandatory)
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology
  • Data and/or Tissue Custodian


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