Research Ethics and Governance Streamlining
The importance of further streamlined and coordinated research ethics and governance approval processes was identified and agreed to by the BDHP Board as one key focus of attention in Phase One of the Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners Strategic Plan 2015-2020 and referenced as a component of the BDHP Academic Health Research Passport.
The Human Research Ethics and Governance Working Group chaired by the BDHP General Manager was established to review the processes and timelines for Ethics and Governance approvals within the hospital, university and research institute partners and develop an agreed framework including umbrella agreements.
The membership of the Working Group comprises key representatives as follows:
|Name of Institution||Name||Position|
|Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners||Dr Susan Hawes||A/General Manager|
|Metro North Hospital and Health Service||Dr Joel Dulhunty||Director, Research & Medical Education Redcliffe|
|Metro South Hospital and Health Service||Ms Sonia Hancock||Manager Research Compliance, Centres for Health Research|
|Children's Health Queensland HHS||Dr Peng Tjun Choy||Research Governance Officer|
|QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute||Ms Sashika Naidoo||Regulatory Affairs Manager|
|The University of Queensland||Ms Nicole Makoviney||Director, Office of Research Ethics|
|Department of Health||Melissa Hagan||Acting Director, Health Innovation and Investment Research Office|
|Mater Research||Dr James Palmer||Research Compliance Officer|
|Metro North Hospital and Health Service||Dr Tania Crough||Research Monitor|
|Queensland University of Technology||Ms Anne Walsh||A/Director Office of Research Ethics and Integrity|