Ethical review process for each Australian state and territory
Single ethics review for multicentre research
New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia have systems in place for intra-state single ethical review of health and medical research inclusive of clinical trials. Victoria has a system limited to single ethics review of multicentre clinical trials. All these States have an ethics application process that utilises the Online Forms website. Other States and Territories have their approach to ethical review outlined on their respective websites.
Interstate Mutual Acceptance of ethics review for multi-centre clinical trials
The Victorian and Queensland Departments of Health and the NSW Ministry of Health have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and have introduced mutual acceptance of ethical and scientific review in public hospitals for multicentre clinical trials being conducted in more than one of these states.
Documents have been developed by the New South Wales, Queensland and Victorian health departments to support users of interstate mutual acceptance and this information is available from: www.health.vic.gov.au/cchre/about.htm.
Each Australian state has an ethical review process and information is available from the State and Territory website links below.
Ethics, regulations, and getting started.
- Getting started
- How to talk to potential participants
- Research principles and guidelines
- The regulatory environment
- Good Clinical Practice (GCP) in Australia
- Harmonisation of Multi-centre Ethical Review and the National Approach
- National Ethics Application Form
- Ethical review process for each Australian state and territory
- Research governance
- Useful links
Find a clinical trial website
Search for clinical trial registries, organisations, research networks, coordinating hubs and support groups by specific disease or condition.
Links to relevant government bodies, clinical trials and other human research resources and ethics guidelines.