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Research budgets and cost centres

Clinicians, researchers and Principal Investigators (PIs) must identify and document the financial support needed for their research project. It is the responsibility of the PI to identify the items associated with their research project that could incur costs. Research costs can include clinician/researcher time, use of Metro South Health facilities and resources, printing, postage, access to internal or external expertise (eg biostatisticians), diagnostic procedures and publication. Any research project that requires financial support (from any source) must be supported by a research project costing and budget.

The online Site Specific Assessment (SSA) form, available on the Australia Online Forms for Research internet site includes an example of a completed Site Finance Management Table. Relevant Metro South Health Business Managers/Finance Officer and/or Cost Centre Manager may support the costing of any research project and will be involved in the costing for research projects requiring substantial resources.

More information regarding Metro South Health research budgets and cost centres management can be found in the Research Funding, Budgets and Infrastructure Support Procedure (PDF, 312.76 KB)

As part of the setting up process you should consider costs associated with:

  • Novell and integrated Electronic Medical Record (iEMR) access
  • Consumables
  • Devices and drugs
  • Equipment and other capital items
  • Insurance
  • PI costs
  • Resourcing
  • Overhead costs
  • Indirect costs
  • Patient travel
  • Publication costs and conference fees
  • Research evaluations
  • Travel costs
  • Translation costs
  • Biostatistics services
  • Clinical Research Facility (CRF) fees
  • Cancer Collaborative Biobank (CCB) fees
  • Metro South Health submission fees.

Relevant Business Manager/Finance Officer and/or Cost Centre Manager may support the costing of any research project and will be involved in the costing for research projects requiring substantial resources.

Metro South Health research submission fees

Metro South Health research submission fees pertaining to the administration of the Metro South Health Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC), Metro South Research Governance Office, PowerTrials, CRF and CCB have been endorsed by Metro South Health Executive.

Metro South Health HREC, Research Governance and PowerTrials fees

Please see the Research Fees Procedure (PDF, 203.26 KB).

Please note fees are associated with ‘Major Amendments’ to Metro South Health HREC ethical clearance.

CRF fees

Please see CRF Translational Research Institute (TRI) website.

CCB fees

Please see CCB information for researchers.

Please ensure appropriate invoicing details are submitted within the ECF4 Metro South HREC Checklist for Low & Standard Risk Applications (National Statement Section 2) Form.

Last updated 6 June 2018
Last reviewed 17 May 2018