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Research

Updates

Continuous improvement updates

Webpage updates

We have changed the webpages, so that some of your bookmarks will no longer work.

The best place to start your search for information is at Office for Research

Research Agreement Coversheet

From Monday 04 July 2022, a new Research Agreement Coversheet has been implemented.

Where possible please submit your coversheet and word copy of research agreements.
By doing this, it speeds up our processes, and also means if any agreements require legal counsel, we will place it on our weekly agenda for review. 

Process

Research Agreement Digital Signatures:

Digital signatures are now the preferred way of signing research agreements. To allow the contracting party to request their preferred signing method and order, please review our Office for Research Research Agreement Coversheet

Retirement of Booking System:

The Office for Research no longer requires booking of new submissions. Please submit your new project by the meeting date deadline .

Single point of contact:

The Office for Research has simplified the way to get in contact with us.
Regardless of your enquiry, please email research@austin.org.au or phone +61 3 9496 4090.
One of our friendly team will be able to assist you with your enquiry.

Updated processes:

The following processes have been updated:

a. New submission for Human Research
b. Post-approval requirements for Human Research
c. Safety reporting requirements for Human Research
d. Annual progress and final report requirements for Human Research

Out for consultation:

The following items are currently out for consultation.
Please email research@austin.org.au if you would like to provide feedback on:

a. Research Agreement Coversheet
b. Clinical Trials Governance Framework
c. Any of the new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs outlined on our new website)
d. Coming soon – New SOP for agreements and financial review
e. Coming soon – Updated supporting department agreements

Policy update:

Two new policies have now been approved. They are:

a. Intellectual Property Policy
b. Consent Policy

Requirements for onsite visits by Clinical Research Associate (CRA):

It is now a requirement that all Medical Company Representatives (MCRs) are registered with AirVendor and sign in/out via the digital platform. 
Austin Health employees can access a copy of the policy through the intranet or by contacting research@austin.org.au

Master Confidentiality Disclosure Agreements (CDAs):

Austin Health can now sign master CDAs and also no longer requires Principal Investigator Signatures. Please send any CDAs to research@austin.org.au.