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Submitting Your Research Governance Application

Application Submission

All applications for site authorisation are submitted using one of the following forms, available through the Online Forms Website:
  1. The NSW Health Site Specific Assessment (SSA) form for research projects that have been generated from a full National Ethics Application Form (NEAF) submission to an HREC. 
  2. The NSW Health Site Specific Assessment form for Low and Negligible Risk Research (LNR SSA) for research projects that have been generated from Ethical and Scientific Review of Low and Negligible Risk Research NEAF submission to an HREC. 
  3. Access Request Form generated from either full NEAF or Ethical and Scientific Review of Low and Negligible Risk Research NEAF submission to an HREC. 
 All research proposals must be fully resourced and approved by all departments.

Site Specific Assessment – Full Ethics

Step 1: The Principal Investigator at the site compiles the Site Specific Assessment submission by referring to the following guides and checklists:
NBMLHD Research Governance Guide  (doc)

  • NBMLHD Research Governance SSA Submission Checklist  (doc
Step 2: Pay submission fee (if applicable):
  • Application fee schedule including internal journal transfer invoice 
  • External sponsor tax invoice 

Step 3: Submit the hard copy of the Site Specific Assessment (SSA) submission to the Research Office for review. 
Step 4: Applications will be assessed and the review will be emailed to the Principal Investigator and the contact person, detailing the review with the study SSA Reference Number.
Step 5: Once all queries and documents have been received, the study will be taken to the Chief Executive delegate for signing.
Step 6: Research projects must not commence at the Public Health Organisation site until the Principal Investigator has received written notification of authorisation from the RGO of the Chief Executive/designee decision.
The study Research Governance SSA Reference Number is to be used in all correspondence for that study to the RGO.
 
Site Specific Assessment - Low and Negligible Risk Projects

Step 1: The Principal Investigator at the site compiles the Site Specific Assessment submission by referring to the following guides and checklists:
  • NBMLHD Research Governance Guide (doc)
  • NBMLHD Research Governance LNR SSA Submission Checklist (doc
Step 2: Pay submission fee (if applicable).
  • Application fee schedule including internal journal transfer invoice 
  • External sponsor tax invoice
Step 3: Submit the hard copy of the LNR Site Specific Assessment (LNR SSA) submission to the Research Office for review.
Step 4: Applications will be assessed and the review will be emailed to the Principal Investigator and the contact person, detailing the review with the study LNR SSA Reference Number.
Step 5: Once all queries and documents have been received, the study will be taken to the Chief Executive (or delegate) for signing.
Step 6: Research projects must not commence at the Public Health Organisation site until the Principal Investigator has received written notification of authorisation from the RGO of the Chief Executive/designee decision.
The study Research Governance LNR SSA Reference Number is to be used in all correspondence for that study to the RGO.
 

Access Request Review

A research project that requires support from an entity within NBMLHD (eg. participant recruitment with no consent, distribution of surveys and questionnaires, access to data) can submit an access request form for authorisation for the activity.
Step 1: The Principal Investigator at the site compiles the Site Specific Assessment submission by referring to the following guides and checklists:
  • NBMLHD Research Governance Guide (doc)
  • NBMLHD Research Governance Access Clearance Submission Checklist (doc)

Step 2: 2. The application is submitted in hard copy to the Research Office.
Step 3: Applications will be assessed and the review will be emailed to the Principal Investigator and the contact person, detailing the review with the study Access Request Reference Number.
Step 4: Once all queries and documents have been received, the study will be taken to the Chief Executive (or delegate) for signing.
Step 5: Research projects must not commence at the Public Health Organisation site until the Principal Investigator has received written notification of authorisation from the RGO of the Chief Executive/designee decision.
The study Research Governance Access Request Reference Number is to be used in all correspondence for that study to the relevant RGO.

Are you involving non Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District Employees in your study team?

 If you are involving non NBMLHD employees onto your study team, please follow this link for further information.

 

 

 

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 2:44:24 PM