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 Executive Director, 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||David Bunker||Executive Director|
|Metro North Hospital and Health Service||Dr Christopher Carty||Director of Research, Caboolture, MNHHS / Research Governance Manager|
|Metro South Hospital and Health Service||Sonia Hancock||Manager Research Compliance, Centres for Health Research|
|Children's Health Queensland HHS||Anitha Dinish||Research Governance Officer|
|QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute||Sashika Naidoo||Regulatory Affairs Manager|
|The University of Queensland||Chris Rose-Mayer||Governance Officer|
|Department of Health||Melissa Hagan||Acting Director, Health Innovation and Investment Research Office|
|Mater Research||Julie Chcichero||Research Compliance Manager|
|Translational Research Institute||Aideen McInerney||Researcher|
|Queensland University of Technology||Ms Anne Walsh||A/Director Office of Research Ethics and Integrity|
|West Moreton||Sharleen Young||Research Ethics and Governance Manager|