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Closing a research project

Key messages

  • Research projects must be formally closed with the Metro South Health Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) and Metro South Health Research Governance Offices.
  • Researchers who are in receipt of a research grant are required to submit progress and final reports in accordance with each funding bodies’ requirements.
  • Publications are the responsibility of the researcher and approval must be sought by a relevant Metro South Health delegate before publishing.

In this section

Notifying relevant bodies for closure

Notification requirements at the conclusion of your research project.


Research may be publicised through both internal and external channels, as well as via publication in peer-reviewed journals and/or relevant policy documents.

Archiving and storage

Requirements for archiving and storage of research documentation.


How to ensure your research findings are translated into practice, policy or further research.

Last updated 18 May 2018
Last reviewed 17 May 2018