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.

To obtain authorisation, researchers need to submit a Site Specific Assessment (SSA) via REGIS.

IMPORTANT: It is essential to refer to the PRE-SUBMISSION GUIDE available. BEFORE submitting an email query or application to the Research Office

ALL governance applications MUST include the Research Governance Submission Checklist for Researchers.

Please note:

  • You must have ethics approval before you apply for governance approval.
  • You are not able to commence your study without both ethics and governance approval.
  • If you require a Clinical trial research agreement for your study – please refer to the CTRA guide.

SESLHD Jurisdiction

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

Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital Prince of Wales Hospital
Royal Hospital for Women St George Hospital
Sutherland Hospital War Memorial Hospital
The Langton Centre SESLHD Sexual health and blood borne viruses service
Garrawarra Centre Gower Wilson Hospital (Lord Howe Island)
SESLHD Mental Health Services