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Initiating and planning a research project

Key messages

  • Make contact with the Metro South Health Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) Office and Metro South Health Research Governance Office at the initiation and planning stage.
  • Discuss the level of risk with the Metro South HREC Office.
  • Identify any Conflicts of Interest (COI) and ensure they are managed in accordance with Metro South Health policies and procedures.
  • Plan all supporting documentation requirements (see information below).
  • Create a ‘master file’ to help you manage documentation (especially version control) pertaining to your research project.

In this section

Initiation and consultation with the Metro South Research

We strongly recommend you contact our teams to seek assistance and support with your research project design.

Research project design and planning

Steps to take before commencing your project including identifying the level of risk, conflicts of interest, participant information and data requirements.

Clinical trials

Items to consider if you are planning to conduct a clinical trial in Metro South Health.

Last updated 5 June 2018
Last reviewed 17 May 2018