Skip links and keyboard navigation

During the project

You should be aware of your obligations to reporting and monitoring during your research project.

Notification of Study Commencement

Once you have received your Governance Authorisation Letter from the CE/Delegate to commence your study, you are required to notify the Metro South HREC/Research Governance Office of the commencement of your project using the MSF11 Research Commencement Form (DOC, 838 KB).  The start date of the project is the first date in which any study activity first occurs, including the assessment of eligibility criteria.

Monitoring, reporting and adverse events


Amendments to your research project which may affect the ongoing ethical acceptability of the study or the suitability of the research site must be submitted for review.


Complaints may be received about researchers or the conduct of research, or about the conduct of the Human Research Ethics Committee.  They may be made by participants, researchers, staff of institutions, or others. All complaints received will be handled promptly and sensitively.

Last updated 24 July 2015
Last reviewed 26 March 2015

Page feedback

Contact (optional)

Please provide your phone number or email address if you are happy for us to contact you with any follow-up questions.