Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Research Governance

Research at the WCHN

WCHN Research Governance

Before a human research project may commence at Women's and Children's Health Network (WCHN) it must undergo a Research Governance Review, also known as Site Specific Assessment (SSA) review. This review is in addition to the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) review. The SSA Form has a separate purpose and separate assessment process to the HREC.

Applications for Research Governance Review at the WCHN must be made by submitting the SSA Form which is located online on the same page as the application for the Human Research Ethics Application (HREA) form.

It is highly recommended that the Site Specific Assessment (SSA) application for research governance is submitted concurrently with the HREC application to avoid any delays in project commencement.

The Research Governance Officer (RGO) will also require other documentation to be submitted in company with the SSA for approval.  For this information, the WCHN SSA Submission Guidelines and Checklists and the SSA Checklist on the SSA form will assist the applicant in ensuring which documents need to be provided to the RGO.

The study can only commence once the RGO and the Executive Director, Corporate Services have signed off on the SSA, and the RGO has provided the applicant with an authorisation letter for the study to commence at WCHN.

For further information on the SSA submission at WCHN, or any matters related to Research Governance, please contact:

Dr Carmel Murone
Research Governance Officer
Phone (08) 8161 6688
Email: carmel.murone@sa.gov.au

Research governance requirements

  1. WCH page link iconSite Specific Assessment (SSA) Form
  2. WCH page link iconDCSI Child Related Screening
  3. WCH page link iconIndemnification and Insurance
  4. WCH page link iconConfidentiality Agreements
  5. WCH page link iconCV - Curriculum Vitae
  6. WCH page link iconClinical Trial Notification (CTN)
  7. WCH page link iconFees
  8. WCH page link iconPromoting research opportunities

SA Health Policies

SA Health Research Governance Policy Directive

SA Health - SSA advice to applicants

SA health - Clinical Trial Agreements Policy (March 2012)

last modified: 24 Sep 2019