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The Centres for Health Research aims to foster all forms of research across Metro South Health - from basic biomedical to translational, clinical, health service and population health research. The Centres for Health Research and consists of three key areas:
Research Compliance entails provision of administrative and coordinating services in support of the following functions:
The Metro South Health HREC's responsibility is to ensure that a research project is of the highest ethical and scientific standard and that appropriate mechanisms are in place to protect all participants, irrespective of whether they are patients or staff members.
Research governance ensures organisational requirements are met including; assessment of the resource impact of a research project, assurance that contractual requirements follow the Metro South Health Contract Management Framework (internal link), implementation of appropriate accountability and outcome measure descriptions, and authorisation of the Site Specific Assessment (SSA).
Post-authorisation on-site monitoring of a research project enables research integrity to be assessed, in-situ including adherence to appropriate approvals and regulatory requirements.
PowerTrials, the iEMR Research Support Module, is currently being rolled out across the health service. PowerTrials facilitates research safety and visibility and has significant recruitment and research project management benefits.
Includes the following services:
These mechanisms are coordinated by the Centres for Health Research and aim to provide researchers with additional tools and resources that can take a research idea and potentially transform it into clinical practice.
In Metro South Health, research development is constantly evolving, adapting and improving practices to ensure the Health Service supports our researchers and contributes to our Metro South Health Research Strategy. Research Development activities includes:
Our Metro South Health Research Management Values are:
See the Metro South Health Research Management Policy (PL2017/55) (PDF, 183.74 KB) to find out more.