SA Department for Health and Wellbeing Human Research Ethics Committee: Submission Checklist
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The SA Department for Health and Wellbeing Human Research Ethics Committee (DHW HREC) receives and examines research and evaluation proposals initiated or conducted by SA Health staff and/or external researchers seeking access to SA Health data and/or clients. Proposals are assessed in accordance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) ‘National Statement’, Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research and SA Health's Code of Fair Information Practice.
The DHW HREC is currently recruiting members to its research category. More information can be found in the document below or call the Executive Officer on 8226 8102, or e-mail HealthHumanResearchEthicsCommittee@sa.gov.au.
Applications close midnight Friday 13 August.
All research ethics applications must be submitted through the Research GEMS online system.
Research GEMS allows researchers to:
The system will automatically notify the relevant research office that the submission is available for review. For more information on the DHW Site Specific Assessments, see the Research Governance page.
When submitting an ethics application to the DHW HREC, please use the submission checklist (PDF 148KB) to ensure all relevant documents are attached to the application in Research GEMS.
Every research ethics application must have a separate study protocol (DOCX 418KB).
It is a requirement of the SA Health HREC that each ethics application undergoes a peer review process by a person independent of the project team, in accordance with the expectations outlined in the Australian Code for Responsible Research Conduct. Details of this review should be outlined in the ethics application form and a copy of the peer review report provided as an attachment to the application.
Applicants who are seeking to access SA Health data held by SA NT DataLink must submit to the SA Department for Health and Wellbeing HREC. The HREA application must be accompanied by the SA NT DataLink Letter of Feasibility.
All applicants must ensure they address the conditions for a Waiver of Consent listed above. Where applicable, applicants must also address the matters listed for consideration in paragraph D.5 of the Guidelines Approved under Section 95A of the Privacy Act 1988, 2001; or, the matters listed for consideration in paragraph 3.3 of the Guidelines under Section 95 of the Privacy Act 1988, 2000.
Please see the DHW HREC COVID-19 response flow chart (PDF 94KB) when determining whether your study has been affected by COVID-19. You may need to submit a formal amendment to the committee if your data access or data collection methods have changed.
For further information relating to the DHW HREC, contact: