SESLHD Research

Research is an intrinsic part of core business at SESLHD. It drives innovation to improve the health of the community we serve. Our vision is to be recognised as an internationally leading, research-oriented health service that embeds research and innovation into practice.

The Research Office processes Ethics and Governance applications, amendments, annual reports as well as provides secretariat to the SESLHD Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC). Please note that Governance (Site Specific Applications) must be authorised BEFORE a study can commence activity. Ethics and Governance (SSA) are separate applications. Ethics approval is required to apply for a Site Specific Application (SSA).

application review process

Please ensure that you have engaged with your key stakeholders (Head/s of Dept/s) to ensure that:

  • The details of the Head of Department (HoD) are correct within your application
  • You are providing an opportunity for the HoD to pose questions concerning your study
  • That you have verbal approval before proceeding to submit your ethics application via REGIS

Before submitting into REGIS, please ensure you have provided your correct contact details and you are aware and committed to responding to any requests by the Research Office in a timely manner. Otherwise, your study may be withdrawn after 30 days.

Queries concerning Ethics & Governance:


Weekly Q&A Webinars can be accessed here.

Every Thursday, 11am-12pm

Phone (02) 9382 3587 - Please leave your details so the office can return your call

Quick Links

For researchers who are familiar with the process, please find below a table of 'quick links' to save you time:

Submission Forms & Templates

Submission Forms & Templates  
Method of Payment (MoP) MANDATORY with REGIS submissions
Ethics Eligibility Checklist MANDATORY with REGIS submissions
Governance Checklist MANDATORY with REGIS submissions
Forms,Templates & Guidelines Other relevant forms, templates and guidelines


Policies & Procedures

SESLHD Policies & Procedures  
SESLHD 2017-21 Research Strategy Priorities, vision and strategy for research within SESLHD
SESLHD Research Standard Operating Procedure Guidelines for review & processing of HREAs by the SESLHD Research Office
SESLHD Responsible Conduct of Research Guidelines for the responsible conduct of research within SESLHD
SESLHD Research Fees Policy Classification of fees applying to all documents submitted and reviewed by HREC
Forms, Templates & Guidelines Contains policies relating to research within local, state and national jurisdictions


Recommended Research Links

Recommended Research Links  
REGIS Research Ethics Governance Information System
OHMR Office of Health and Medical Research
NHMRC National Health and Medical Research Council
ARC Australian Research Council

Research Ethics & Governance Information System (REGIS)

All applications must be submitted through the state-wide platform, REGIS, led by the Ministry of Health (MoH). We recommend familiarising yourself with REGIS in order to manage your study throughout its duration for Ethics and Governance applications, and post approval management such as amendments and annual reports.

Please refer to the REGIS website: to book researcher training, and to access quick reference guides and video tutorials.

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