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Note: These pages are being updated and revamped in preparation for the release and implementation of the Research Governance Policy Framework - please be aware that information may be incomplete or be a placeholder for a future/final version. If you need any assistance please contact research.governance@health.tas.gov.au. 

DoH Research Governance Policy: Consultation and Implementation

The Department of Health, as system manager for Tasmanian public health services, is drafting and issuing new policy and procedures for governance of research and clinical trials. Consultation has now been completed. The final version of the Research Governance Policy Framework (RGPF) has In Principle Approval from the State Joint Executive Committee, and implementation will begin in January 2020. 

To book an information and education session for your unit, please contact Tanya Harley at research.governance@health.tas.gov.au. 

For more information, please contact Tanya Harley at research.governance@health.tas.gov.au. 

Research Governance Policy Framework

  • Research Governance Policy
  • Fees Policy
  • SEBS Policy

Research Governance Forms and Templates

  • Site Specific Assessment Form
  • Financial Analysis Form
  • Supporting Department - Quotation Request
  • Checklist for New Submissions
  • Site Authorisation and Conditions Letter
  • Amendment Form
  • Complaint Form
  • Safety Report
  • Progress Report
  • Final Report



Site Information

Research Governance Contacts

SiteNameEmailPhone
THS South
inc Royal Hobart Hospital



THS North
inc Launceston General Hospital



THS North West
inc North West Regional Hospital
and Mersey Community Hospital



Allied Health Professional Services (THS South)


Ambulance Tasmania


Oral Health Services Tasmania


Statewide Mental Health Services




Public Health Services


Research Directors, Committees and Units

SiteNameEmailPhone
THS South
inc Royal Hobart Hospital



THS North
inc Launceston General Hospital



THS North West
inc North West Regional Hospital
and Mersey Community Hospital



Allied Health Professional Services (THS South)


Ambulance Tasmania


Oral Health Services Tasmania


Statewide Mental Health Services




Public Health Services


Strategies, policies and related documentation

Site
THS South
inc Royal Hobart Hospital


THS North
inc Launceston General Hospital

THS North West
inc North West Regional Hospital
and Mersey Community Hospital

Allied Health Professional Services (THS South)
Ambulance Tasmania
Oral Health Services Tasmania

Statewide Mental Health Services


Public Health Services



Governance Library

A collection of links and documents related to research, governance and research governance. 

Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research in Australia - Australian Dept of Health and Aging 2013 (the McKeon report)

College of Health & Medicine Research Strategy 2018-2028 - UTAS 2018

National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research - NHMRC 2018

Research or Quality Improvement Checklist - WACHS HREC 2015

Ethical Considerations in Quality Assurance and Evaluation Activities - NHMRC 2014

CONSORT Statement for reporting randomised clinical trials

Declaration of Helsinki

Good ReseArch for Comparative Effectiveness (GRACE)

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors policy on clinical trial registration

ISO 14155 Clinical investigation of medical devices for human subjects – Good Clinical Practice

Lay summaries of clinical study results: an overview. Pharmaceutical Medicine (2019) 33:261–268d

SPIRIT Statement – evidence-based recommendations for the minimum content of a clinical trial protocol

Trancelerate BioPharma Inc. common protocol template (CPT)







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