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Insurance

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

The Eye and Ear is insured by the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority.

Please refer to the VMIA Medical Indemnity website for further information.

Investigator initiated studies

The VMIA provides insurance cover to the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital for clinical trials and health and medical research. Visit the VMIA website for further information.

Research projects involving third parties

For research projects involving a sponsor or third-party organisation, please provide a current Certificate of Insurance.

For a study conducted in Australia the following details are mandatory, as per the Victorian  Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA) Clinical Trials Risk and Insurance Guide:

  • insurance coverage for a minimum of AUD$10 million.
  • name of insurance provider
  • name of insured entity (ie local sponsor that must be an Australian entity)

Eye and Ear site specific requirements

Please provide an electronic version of the insurance certificate which includes the Research Office project reference number in the email subject.

Research teams are expected to provide up-to-date certificates during the course of the trial.

Further information

For assistance with certificates of insurance, please contact the Research Office.

Australian Clinical Trials website

Indemnity

For studies conducted by a third party, the third party is requested to indemnify the hospital and provide a current certificate of insurance.

When The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital is not a site and the Eye and Ear’s Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) is providing HREC review only, the HREC Review only Form will apply.

Forms

When The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital is an investigational site:

Standard Form of Indemnity for clinical trials involving a medicinal product.

Standard Form of Indemnity for clinical trials involving a device.

When The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital is not a site and the Eye and Ear’s Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) is providing HREC review only, the HREC Review Only Form will apply.

HREC Review only for clinical trials involving a medicinal product.

HREC Review Only for clinical trials involving a device.

Eye and Ear site specific requirements

Where appropriate, please use the following information to populate the forms:

  • To: The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, 32 Gisborne Street, East Melbourne, Victoria, 3002
  • ABN: 81 863 814 677
  • In clause 1, use only one of the following bracketed terms; either
    • {patients of the Indemnified Party}; or
    • {non-patient volunteers}
  • In clause 1, [name of investigator(s)] please list the  names of all Principal Investigators (title, first name and surname).

Do not add in any other words or phrases.

Signatures

Submit the documentation to the Research Office and we will organise the relevant signatures from the Eye and Ear Hospital.

The Sponsor must have signed the Form of Indemnity before submitting it to the Eye and Ear Hospital.

Further information

For assistance with indemnity and insurance documentation, please contact the Research Office.