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

ALL governance applications MUST include the Research Governance Submission Checklist for Researchers and a Method of Payment Form.

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.

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
Sydney Sexual Health Centre Short Street Sexual Health Centre
The Langton Centre Caringbah Sexual Health Centre
The Albion Centre Kirketon Road Centre
Garrawarra Centre Gower Wilson Hospital (Lord Howe Island)