Clinical trials involving multi-centre research with participants recruited from Health Service Districts (in hospital or in the community) should apply in the first instance to the relevant Health Service District for a multi-site research ethics approval.
The Human Research Ethics Application Form (HREA) should be used for all multi-centre clinical trials.
Please also see the specific submission guidelines for Health Service Districts in New South Wales and Queensland on the HREA web site.
If the study has already received approval from a Health Service District HREC you must submit to Clinical Trials, Research Services the following documents:
If the multi-centre clinical trial involves other universities or research institutions, a HREA application should be used.
If the study has already received ethics approval from an external HREC, you must submit to Clinical Trials, Research Services the following documents:
In accordance with Chapter 5.3 of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, 2007, as the study has already been reviewed and granted ethics approval by a HREC, the JCU HREC will accept the decisions of these committees and provide written advice that acknowledges ethics has been obtained.
Clinical Trials - Research Office,
Room 128, Science & Engineering Building 17
James Cook University
Townsville QLD 4811
Tel: (07) 4781 5011