UnitingCare Health invests in the future of health care through its commitment to research and education.

 

All medical research projects undertaken at UnitingCare Health facilities require prior approval from the UnitingCare Health Human Research Ethics Committee.

 

UnitingCare Health Human Research Ethics Committee

 

The UnitingCare Health Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) is responsible for ethical and scientific acceptability of all medically related research projects conducted at UnitingCare Health facilities and involving patients in any of UnitingCare Health’s hospitals.

 

The HREC is formed under the auspices of the National Health and Medical Research Council, which provides leadership and advice regarding research governance in Australia.

 

UnitingCare Health HREC and its Scientific Sub-Committee meet every two months to consider applications for research projects from investigators within UnitingCare Health.

 

Ethics Approval Process

 

Submit your application and copies to the UnitingCare Health HREC Ethics co-ordinator. Following a successful review you will receive one approval letter for ethical, scientific and Director of Medical Services approval. The Initial Application Submission notes document below outlines the process in more detail.

 

Further information for researchers wishing to make submissions to the UnitingCare Health Human Research Ethics Committee is contained within the documents below.

 

Ongoing Reporting

 

Following a successful review the UnitingCare Health HREC requires an annual report submission and notification of any serious adverse events, changes in protocol, extensions etc.

 

Fee

 

For all pharmaceutical sponsored projects there will be a review fee.

 

  • General Guidelines for New Projects
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  • Informed Consent Process and Documentation Policy
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Initial Application for Ethical Review

 

  • Notes for Submission of Initial Application
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  • Initial Application Checklist
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  • Initial Application Guidelines
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  • Initial Application for Ethical Approval
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Initial Application for Ethical Review of Low Risk Research

 

Initial Application for Ethical Review of Low Risk Research

  • Initial Application Low Risk 2014
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Application for Amendment

 

Application

  • Amendment Application
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Report Forms

 

  • Annual Report
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  • Study Closure or Termination Report
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Other Forms

 

  • Fee Policy UCH 2013
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  • UnitingCare Health HREC Deadline Dates 2018
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Please provide one electronic set of submission documents to ethics@uchealth.com.au.

 

Send one original signed application, along with nine copies (low risk applications need not send nine copies) to:

HREC Coordinator

UnitingCare Health Human Research Ethics Committee
The Wesley Hospital
PO Box 499
Auchenflower Qld 4066

All medical research projects undertaken at UnitingCare Health facilities require prior approval from the UnitingCare Health Human Research and Ethics Committee. Please direct all enquiries for this research to Shannon Lytras, the HREC Coordinator on 07 3232 7500.

 

All social research carried out in the acute care setting within UnitingCare Health which involves human participants, and for the provision of advice to UnitingCare Queensland on related matters require the prior approval of UnitingCare Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee. Please direct all enquiries regarding this research to HREC@ucareqld.com.au, the HREC Coordinator, on 07 3253 4008. Study queries refer to the UnitingCare Queensland Human Research and Ethics Committee.

 

Complaints procedure

 

For complaints about unethical conduct during any research project that has been reviewed by the UnitingCare Queensland Health Human Research Ethics Committee, or for concerns relating to the HREC process, please contact Shannon Lytras