Albury Wodonga Health Research Office is responsible for the governance of research projects at Albury Wodonga Health, as well as the oversight of the Albury Wodonga Health Human Research Ethics Committee (AWHHREC).

Our Research Office is committed to building research capacity in the region in collaboration with tertiary education institutions. Collaborations include partnerships with Charles Sturt University, La Trobe University and University of New South Wales.

Albury Wodonga Health works with our partners to provide opportunities for staff to build their knowledge, skills and confidence in research and work with other health services to facilitate ethical consideration of their own research projects through the AWHHREC. For a full account of our recent research activities, please review Research Report 2019-2020.

Please use the AWH Research Request Form to contact the Research Office about your proposed research project. All research, both single-site and multi-site, needs to be approved by our Research Governance Officer (RGO) before proceeding through to Ethics.

AWH Research Governance Documents

Research Governance Policy

Research Governance Procedure

Research Complaints Procedure

Research Committee Terms of Reference

 

Albury Wodonga Health Human Research Ethics Committee

The Albury Wodonga Health Human Research Ethics Committee (AWHHREC) operates in accordance with the NHMRC National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007 (Updated 2018). The AWHHREC's primary role is to protect the welfare and the rights of participants in research.

The AWHHREC considers clinical research projects or any research project involving humans undertaken at the campuses of Albury Wodonga Health, Murray Valley Private Hospital, Albury and Wodonga Private Hospital, Mercy Health Service. If you are unsure if your project is Low Negligible Risk (LNR) or requires a full Human Research Ethics Application Form (HREA), contact our Research Office using our Research Request Form.

The Ethical Review Manager (ERM) website enables electronic ethics applications for research. The website hosts a licensed copy of the NHMRC's HREA form for electronic submission to review committees within Victoria and includes the Victorian Site Specific Assessment and the Victorian Specific Modules .

Help using the portal is available.
See links below or contact ethics@awh.org.au, or the Coordinating Office for Clinical Trial Research multisite.ethics@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Submission Deadline

Meeting Date
Meeting Time
Venue
Wednesday 20th January
Wednesday 3rd February
12.00pm – 1.30pm
Video conference
Wednesday 24th March
Wednesday 7th April
12.00pm – 1.30pm
Video conference
Wednesday 19th May
Wednesday 2nd June
12.00pm – 1.30pm
Video conference
Wednesday 21st July
Wednesday 4th August 
12.00pm – 1.30pm
Video conference
Wednesday 22nd September
Wednesday 6th October
12.00pm – 1.30pm
Video conference
Wednesday 17th November
Wednesday 1st December
12.00pm – 1.30pm

Video conference

Please note: All Ethics meetings will be carried out via videoconferencing during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
For more information about research and HRECs during the COVID-19 Pandemic see the Guidance on clinical trials for institutions, HRECs, researchers and sponsors.

Fees include GST. Ethics fees are only associated with projects requiring HREA.


Governance

             Ethics 

Amendments           

Commercially sponsored clinical trials 

$1,650          

$3,300             

$550           

Unsponsored clinical trials

$330          

$660             

$220           

Non-clinical trials (non-student / employee)          

$110          

$220             

 $0           

Employee initiated trials

$0          

$55             

$0           

Please note: All Ethics meetings will be carried out via videoconferencing during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
For more information about research and HRECs during the COVID-19 Pandemic see the Guidance on clinical trials for institutions, HRECs, researchers and sponsors.