Human research ethics and governance

The Human Research Ethics and Governance Advisory Group, chaired by Sonia Hancock, is developing a framework for greater harmonisation and streamlining of research ethics and governance, education and training.

Our initiatives

Key initiatives of our Human Research Ethics and Governance Advisory Group include:

  • development of a collaborative research agreement for low-risk human research

  • development of a third-party collaborative research agreement (for partners working with non-partner organisations)

  • a suite of tools for using the collaborative research agreement

  • human research ethics national online conference

  • standardisation of an annual report template.

Advisory group

The Human Research Ethics and Governance Advisory Group brings together research ethics and governance representatives from each of the partners, along with key specialist advisors from both partner and non-partners organisations.

  • 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 (Co-Chair)

  • 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, Senior Manager Human Research Ethics

  • Department of Health: Melissa Hagan, Acting Director, Health Innovation and Investment Research Office

  • Mater Research: Julie Cichero, 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 Hospital and Health Service: Deepak Doshi, Director of Research and Innovation

  • Australian e-Health Centre: Cathy Pitkin, Executive Manager, Social Responsibility and Ethics

Specialist advisors:

  • Metro North Hospital and Health Service: Gordon McGurk, HREC Chair, RBWH

  • Metro South Hospital and Health Service: Enna Stroli-Salama, Research Strategy Project Manager

  • Pathology Queensland: Irma Greshoff, Principal Research Officer

  • Translational Research Institute: Steve Turner, Clinical Trial Development Manager

  • Metro South Hospital and Health Service: Erica Wright, Education and Training

  • The University of Queensland: Sabine Sand, Research Partnerships Manager

  • Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre: Sue Jenkins-Marsh, Manager Townsville Research Education, Support and Administration

  • Griffith University: Kim Maddison, Acting Manager Research of Research Ethics and Integrity

For further information contact:

Health Translation Queensland Research Governance Manager
PH: +61 7 3346 5524
Email: info@healthtranslationqld.org.au

Human Research Ethics and Governance Advisory Group updates

The Health Translation Queensland Human Research Ethics and Governance Advisory Group is committed to keeping the research community updated about its work to streamline research administration and support engagement, education and training for contract operators, including research governance officers and contract managers.


February 2021 update

In this update, hear from Sara Gottliebsen, BDHP’s Research Governance Manager. Sara gives an update from the recent HREG advisory group meeting where the group confirmed priorities for the 2021 work program.


December 2020 update

In this update, hear from Gordon McGurk, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital HREC Chair and BDHP Human Research Ethics and Governance (HREG) Advisory Group member. Gordon gives an update from the recent HREG advisory group meeting where the group discussed priorities for research ethics and governance training and education. Gordon also provides an update on the recent HREC training conference.


October 2020 update

In this second update, hear from Aideen McInerney-Leo, NHMRC Early Career Fellow (University of Queensland) and BDHP Human Research Ethics and Governance (HREG) Working Group Co-Chair. Aideen gives an update about recent discussions at the latest HREG working group outlining what is working well across the partnership, what isn’t and how BDHP can facilitate further across the partnership in terms of research governance, ethics, training and education.


September 2020 update

In this first update, hear from Sonia Hancock, Manager of Research Integrity and Compliance at Metro South Health. Sonia gives an update about broadening the use of the BDHP Research Passport Agreement to make it a Queensland agreement and the group’s work to influence the national research governance agenda.

Visit the events page for more details about the Queensland Human Research Ethics Training Conference.

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