Undertaking research in our Health District
Western NSW Local Health District Research Ethics and Governance Office is the first point of contact for researchers seeking ethics approval for research projects in Western NSW. We provide research governance for the Human Research Ethics Committee, approved research and support for the Greater Western Human Research Ethics Committee.
The Greater Western Human Research Ethics Committee is constituted and operates in accordance with the
National Health and Medical Research Council’s National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007 and has been accredited by the NSW Ministry of Health as a lead committee to provide the single ethical and scientific review of research proposals within the NSW public health system.
Each research project is reviewed by a Human Research Ethics Committee who considers whether it is scientifically and ethically sound to proceed. Download the
Greater Western Human Research Ethics Committee’s Research Governance Guidelines and
The Greater Western Human Research Ethics Committee meets once a month (excluding January). Download the
Schedule of Meeting Dates for 2018 here.
Complaints about the conduct of an approved research project or the conduct of the Human Research Ethics Committeeare governed by standard operating procedure SOP 037 and SOP 038 in the Greater Western Human Research Ethics Committee Operations Manual. These procedures are publicly available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Complaints about the conduct of the Human Research Ethics Committee may be submitted to the Chief Executive, 29 Hawthorn Street PO Box 4061 Dubbo NSW 2830. Ph: 0268098600
Western NSW Local Health District Research Ethics and Governance Office
(02) 6330 5889