SA Health Single Ethical Review Model

The SA Health Single Ethical Review Model promotes greater efficiency in ethical review across the South Australian public health system. The model allows a single (once only) ethical and scientific review for all research taking place over multiple sites within the South Australian public health system.

How this works

In the single model, one of the five SA public health system Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs) will undertake the ethical and scientific review of the research proposal as the ‘lead’ HREC.

All other SA Health sites participating in the research will accept the outcomes of the review of the lead HREC without further ethical or scientific consideration.

Applications submitted under this model must be completed online via the Online Forms website.

Site specific assessment

When conducting research at multiple sites, you must also submit a separate site specific assessment (SSA) to each institution/site where the research is to be conducted. This enables the institution/site to check that all research governance considerations are met.

Please note, that a SSA is also a requirement for research conducted at a single site.

Further information

Further information on this model can be found in the SA Health Research Ethics Operational Policy (PDF 214KB).

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