Ongoing management of approved research
LRH HREC requires notification in writing to the HREC Secretary of research projects commencement date, andif the research is discontinued, the date that this occurs.
Interim or Annual Process Reporting
LRH HREC is required to monitor all approved research in accordance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007). Part of the monitoring process includes the review of annual progress reports.
Researchers are required to submit a progress report to the HREC for each approved research project. Reports are usually due on the anniversary of approval, but may be requested more frequently.
Ethics approval is ongoing but will lapse if the annual progress report is not received by the approval anniversary date, or, if deemed unsatisfactory by the HREC. If the Committee is not satisfied with the progress report, researchers will be informed about subsequent action.
Research project amendments may be required by the researchers. Request for all amendments must be submitted on the Latrobe Regional Hospital Amendment Request Form to the HREC Secretary, Latrobe Regional Hospital, PO Box 424, Traralgon, Vic, 3844.
Reports are due on the completion of a project or if the research is discontinued before the expected date of completion.