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Fees

A Research Application Fee has been endorsed by Metro South Health Executive and implemented in order to provide sufficient funds to support the administration of both the Metro South Human Research Ethics Committee (MSHREC) and the Metro South Research Governance Office (MSRGO) located within the Centres for Health Research.

Fees are charged for new applications and amendments to approved studies for both ethics and governance review. Fees vary depending on the type of submission, and the project sponsor/funding type. These funds supplement the support provided by Centres for Health Research and are used to:

  • assist with the cost of the Secretariat which provides administrative support for the MSHREC and MSRGO and assistance to researchers preparing applications
  • facilitate the ongoing education of researchers and Committee members through research forums, workshops and individual support for researchers
  • ensure that the MSHREC is able to fulfil its obligations as directed by the NHMRC National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans including the provision of on-site monitoring and training
  • ensure that the MSRGO is able to fulfil its obligations as directed by Metro South Health policies and procedures and the legislative framework that supports research
  • promote excellence in research and underpin Metro South Health's Strategic Plan for research.

Please ensure appropriate invoicing details are submitted within the HREC submission and checklist form (XLS, 655 KB). A complete table of fees is listed below:

1. Commercial Studies (sponsored by a Commercial Entity)

Item

Type of application

Fee

Metro South HREC Review

New Study

$4,500

Addition of a sub-study

$2,000

Addition of A Site

$500

Major amendment*

$650

Metro South RGO

New Study

$4,500

Addition of a sub-study

$2,000

Item

Type of application

Fee

2. Collaborative Research Groups (a legal entity which acts as the Sponsor of the study)

Metro South HREC Review

New Study

$700

Addition of A Site

$150

Major amendment*

$150

Metro South  RGO

New Study

$700

3. University Initiated

Item

Type of application

Fee

Metro South HREC Review

New Study

$150

Major amendment*

$50

Metro South RGO

New Study

$150

Item

Type of application

Fee

4. Investigator Initiated (for non Metro South-led projects)

Metro South HREC Review

New Study

$150

Major amendment*

$50

Metro South RGO

New Study

$150

*Major Ammendment is more than an administrative change and requires review by the HREC Chair or Deputy Chair, for example, Additional Safety Information or changes to the protocol.

Last updated 1 February 2017
Last reviewed 1 February 2017

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