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The Eye and Ear Hospital clinical departments are supportive and encouraging of research projects conducted by Eye and Ear staff and research partners.  There are logistical considerations when research is to involve these resources including staff and infrastructure and there may be a fee for service.

If your research project involves a supporting department of the Eye and Ear Hospital, for routine procedures and research project specific procedures, you will need to contact the Head of the supporting department:

If the Eye and Ear is not an investigational site, please also contact the Research Office to organise a Service Agreement for the Eye and Ear to provide services for external research projects.

1. Pre-HREC submission or site specific assessment

  1. Contact the Head of the supporting department to discuss your research project (refer to table below for specific department details).
  2. Submit documented approval by submitting a signed Research Supporting Department Declaration Form with your HREC and/or SSA application(s).

 

2.  Once you have Research Governance Authorisation from the Eye and Ear Hospital

The research team will need to contact the Head of supporting department to make arrangements for the study to be conducted.

The research team will need to supply:

a. Letter of ethical approval from the Reviewing HREC

b. Cover Sheet for new research project

c. Letter of Research Governance Authorisation from the Eye and Ear Research Office

d. Final approved protocol as listed on the letter of ethical approval from the Reviewing HREC

e. Information about what you are asking the supporting department to do and when, such as (but not limited to)

i.    Recruitment information

ii.   Procedures in the clinical space

iii.  Timing

iv.  Eye and Ear staff requirements

Clinical Trials and complex Protocols may require a meeting with the Head of supporting department.

 

Department Primary Contact Pre-HREC submission

Required documentation for review

Pre-HREC submission

Time frame for review

Audiology Stefan Wigg

Business Manager

  • Cover Sheet
  • Protocol
Submit request and documentation at least 3 weeks prior to the HREC submission date
Balance Disorders and Ataxia Service

 

Stefan Wigg

Business Manager

  • Cover Sheet
  • Protocol
Submit request and documentation at least 3 weeks prior to the HREC submission date
Cochlear Implant Clinic

 

Stefan Wigg

Business Manager

 

  • Cover Sheet
  • Protocol
Refer to detailed information on the Cochlear Implant Clinic Research Steering Group

 

Diagnostic Eye Services

(Orthoptics and Medical Photography)

 

Julie Taylor

Acting Manager, Diagnostic Eye Services

 

  • Cover Sheet
  • Protocol
Minimum of 2 weeks prior to HREC submission date
Medical Records

 

Jo Pickett

Manager, Health Information Services

 

  • Cover sheet
  • Protocol
Minimum of 2 weeks prior to HREC submission date

 

Pharmacy Diana Rainbird

Pharmacist

on behalf of Director of Pharmacy Catherine Rokahr

  • Cover Sheet
  • Protocol
  • Investigator’s Brochure
Minimum of 2 weeks prior to HREC submission date
Specialist Clinics Fiona Moran

Acting Director Ambulatory Services

 

  • Cover Sheet
  • Protocol
Minimum of 2 weeks prior to HREC submission date
Surgical Services Sinead Cucanic

Director of Surgical Services

and for specific trials

Jane Poxon

Executive Director Operations

  • Cover Sheet
  • Protocol
  • Investigator’s Brochure
Minimum of 2 weeks prior to HREC submission date

Head of Eye and Ear Departments

If the project is an Eye and Ear Project, the Head of Department must also review and sign the Cover Sheet for new Research Projects.

If the Head of Department is also the Principal Investigator then the relevant Executive Director must sign the Cover Sheet for new Research Projects.