As defined by the National Health and Medical Research Council, Research Governance refers to the processes used by institutions to ensure that they are accountable for the research conducted under their auspices. To be properly governed, research must be conducted according to established ethical principles, guidelines for responsible research conduct, relevant legislation and regulations and institutional policy.
Research governance is vital to ensure patient safety during a research project and is a mechanism whereby each facility can confirm that any departments or individuals required to perform activities as part of a research project are willing to undertake them, are aware of their responsibilities and are capable of fulfilling them.
Conducting Research in a Ramsay Facility
Any research activity that is to be undertaken within Ramsay Health Care must have both Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) and Research Governance approval in place.
Ramsay Health Care are happy to accept Research Governance applications for studies pending HREC approval in order to facilitate a timely review. Please note, however, that Research Governance Approval will not be granted until evidence of ethical approval has been provided.
For further information and queries, please email ResearchGovernance@ramsayhealth.com.au or call (02) 9433 3854 (for NSW/WA/SA applications) or (07) 3394 7819 (for QLD/VIC applications).
The address for the Ramsay National Research Unit and the Research Governance Office is:
Ramsay Hospital Research Foundation
Level 7, Tower B,
7 Westbourne St,
St Leonards NSW 2065