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Clinicians and researchers are required to submit a number of annual progress reports to a number of bodies.
Researchers will be required to submit an OMF1 HREC/RGO Annual Progress Report/Final Report MSH/BDHP the Metro South Health Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) and Metro South Health Research Governance Offices for all research projects which are ethically and scientifically approved and authorised to occur within a Metro South Health facility on the anniversary of Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) ethical clearance date (whether it is approved by Metro South Health Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) or any other Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) and yearly until the research project has been completely finished (including publication).
Researchers will be sent reminders from the Metro South Research Ethics and Governance Office (MSREGO) when an annual progress report is required. The OMF1 HREC/RGO Annual Progress Report/Final Report MSH/BDHP is accepted by all partners within the Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners.
All completed OMF1 HREC/RGO Annual Progress Report/Final Report MSH/BDHP must be emailed to the Metro South Health Research Ethics and Governance Post Approval Reporting email address on or before the due date.
Recipients of Metro South Health Research Support Scheme (RSS) research grants are required to provide an annual progress report. Continuation of funding is conditional on the provision of an acceptable report. Successful applicants will be advised of any Metro South Health Research Support Scheme (RSS) requirements as part of their Approval Letter.
Final reports are due by 30 November of the year after which the funding has ceased. Researchers must submit one signed paper copy (in PDF format) AND one unsigned electronic copy (Word format only) of the progress/final to the Metro South Health Research Support Coordinator and Grants Administration Office.
It is recommend submitting for clinicians and researchers to send progress and final reports to the Metro South Health Research Support Coordinator and Grants Administration Office at least two weeks prior to the submission deadline.
Progress, final and financial reports are required by most funding bodies as part of the conditions of the research grant/award. Continued funding of the research project and the eligibility to compete for future funding is often reliant on their completion. Clinicians and researchers are encouraged to contact the coordinating body for the research grant for more information about reporting requirements.
Principal Investigators (PIs) and/or research project contacts must meet with their respective Business/Finance Manager and/or Cost Centre Manager at least quarterly to monitor research cost centre expenditure. It is advisable to meet in May of each year applicable to allow effective planning for the new financial year if appropriate.