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Welcome to the Research Support Office

The Research Support Office is your point of contact for all matters concerning:

  • Human Research Ethics
  • Research Governance
  • Laboratory Support
Research misconduct is managed in accordance with the NSW Ministry of Health Managing Misconduct Policy.

Human Research Ethics

The Research Support Office houses the secretariat of the SESLHD Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) and provides support to researchers wishing to undertake research projects involving humans across SESLHD.

The Ethics Officers and Ethics Executive Officer are your liaisons to the HREC and will help you with all aspects of your human research ethics application, amendments and ongoing ethical monitoring. We are here to help, whether it’s for a small project such as a chart audit or a big clinical trial.

For research projects involving animals please go to The Animal Care and Ethics Committee at the University of New South Wales.


Before you can start your research project you will also need governance approval for each site involved. This is to ensure that each site is able to meet the needs of your project, each Department involved indicates their acceptance of involvement and the study meets the Local Health District's requirements for compliance with Ministry of Health directives and applicable laws.

This is why you also need to submit a Site Specific Approval (SSA) or Access Request for each site involved in your research.

The Research Governance Officers are responsible for Research Governance for all public health facilities within SESLHD, and will support you in all aspects of research governance.

Laboratory Support

If you are setting up or running a laboratory at Prince of Wales Hospital the Scientific Support Manager can help you.

Navigating the Research Support Office Website

To access the main sections of the Research Support Office i.e. Ethics, Governance or Lab Support please click on the link in the left sidebar menu. Within each of these sections you can quickly access any of the subsections by clicking on the links in the right hand sidebar menu.


The inclusion of links to external websites does not imply any endorsement or support by South Eastern Sydney Local Health District or NSW Health or the State of New South Wales. See our Disclaimer for more information.