To ensure that members of research teams have the qualifications and skills required for their role on the research project, the Eye and Ear offers Honorary Researcher Appointments for staff of external organisations and a credentialing procedure for Eye and Ear staff.

The Procedures have been reviewed and updated and will be effective from 1 June 2021.

Eye and Ear Employees – Research related credentialing

Eye and Ear employees undertaking research activities not included in their current scope of practice should contact the Research Office for credentialing and adding a research scope of practice.

External researchers (including research partners)

Please review the information below and then submit an Application Form to the Research Office.

Supporting documentation

Honorary Researcher Appointment Procedure

Honorary Researcher Information Handbook

Honorary Researcher Application

English Language proficiency

Applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency.

The Eye and Ear will apply the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) English language skills and registration standards for Honorary Researcher appointments.

The applicant must specify which standard applies to their profession.  If a Standard does not exist for the specified profession then the English language skills registration standard will apply.

The applicant must specify which pathway they meet and provide evidence.

Medical Students

Medical student access to medical records

The Eye and Ear welcomes medical students on placement or to be involved in clinical audits, research projects and other activities.  There are different requirements depending on your role.

Medical students on an approved elective placement at the Eye and Ear Hospital that require access to the medical records for an audit activity should contact the Education Officer, Medical Workforce Unit.

If medical students are not on placement but wish to be involved in a QA/Audit, the Medical Student – Clinical Audit Application Form, signed by the Head of Unit / Clinic should be submitted to the Education Officer, Medical Workforce Unit.

If medical students wish to be involved in an approved HREC research project as part of the research team, they will require an honorary researcher appointment with a scope of practice of: Medical student under supervision of allocated supervisor at the Eye and Ear Hospital for all patient related activities plus access to medical records (including DHR).  Please refer to the Honorary Researcher Appointments and Credentialing Procedures.

Further enquiries should be referred to the Research Office or the Education Officer, Medical Workforce Unit.