Research governance ensures that research meets the standards of quality, safety, privacy, risk management, financial management and ethical acceptability. It provides a framework for health districts, facilities, managers and researchers to share accountability for research conduct.

All research projects involving humans must be authorised by the SESLHD Chief Executive before starting. To obtain authorisation, researchers need to submit a Site Specific Assessment (SSA) via REGIS.


ALL governance applications MUST include the following mandatory documents:
Research Governance Submission Checklist for Researchers
Method of Payment form


SESLHD Jurisdiction

Research projects at the following sites must be submitted via the SESLHD Research Ethics and Governance Office:

Sydney/Sydney Eye Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital, Royal Hospital for Women, St George Hospital, Sutherland Hospital, War Memorial Hospital, Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Short Street Sexual Health Centre, Caringbah Sexual Health Centre, The Langton Centre, Albion Centre, Kirketon Road Centre, Garrawarra Centre, Gower Wilson Hospital (Lord Howe Island). 


A flowchart summarising the governance submission, review & authorisation of a study can be downloaded below.

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