The Office for Research (OFR) guides, authorises and supports researchers to conduct their research projects ethically.
All research conducted at Austin Health must receive both:
- ethical approval by a certified Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC)
- governance authorisation by the Office for Research before it can commence.
The Office for Research provides:
- advice and support to researchers with every aspect of managing their research project
- adminstrative support to Austin Health's ethics committees responsive for approving research projects.