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Research

Undertaking research in our Health D​istrict

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 Application Guidelines.

The Greater Western Human Research Ethics Committee meets once a month (excluding January). Download the Schedule of Meeting Dates for 2017.

Complaints process 

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 wnswlhd-ethicscommittee@health.nsw.gov.au.  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 


 

Contact Us

Western NSW Local Health District Research Ethics and Governance Office
(02) 6330 5889
 wnswlhd-ethicscommittee@health.nsw.gov.au​ ​​