VU staff and students listed as investigators on those external research projects which do not involve a cohort of VU participants and have been approved by another appropriately constituted ethics committee need to notify the VUHREC of their involvement.
For these research projects, a copy of the approved ethics application, copies of all relevant documents (such as Information to Participants Forms and Consent Forms) and the letter of approval from the administering HREC must be submitted to the Ethics Secretary. A record will be kept of the VU staff/student involvement in the research project and a memorandum will be sent acknowledging this for your records, and, where appropriate, be approved by the Chair of the VUHREC.
It is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and National Research Statement requirement that all research projects involving human participants be approved by an appropriate HREC.
The Office for Researcher Training, Quality and Integrity reminds all VU staff and students to ensure that they have ethics approval from an appropriate HREC (VUHREC or an external HREC) prior to commencing their research.