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HREC REVIEW FEES 2015
Submissions to the Full HREC
Investigator-initiated research projects within St Vincent’s Hospital or The Mater Hospital, Sydney
Cooperative/collaborative group research project without commercial sponsorship
External research projects without commercial sponsorship (eg. university and external entities)
Commercially sponsored research project
Any collaborative-type study with commercial sponsorship
Low/Negligible Risk (LNR) Projects
Please Note: For studies with commercial support (eg. unrestricted educational grants) this fee only applies when the commercial body has no ownership of the study data.
Commercially sponsored research projects
Please Note: Fees are applied to each version change to Investigator's Brochures (or equivalent) and/or Protocol document (or equivalent). For example, if you would like to amend both the Investigator’s Brochure and the Protocol, the fee will be $550 +$550= $1100.
Note that amendment fees do not apply to minor administrative changes.
Substantial amendments to commercially sponsored research projects
(e.g.changes in study design; please contact the Research Office if you are unsure about your amendment submission type)
RESEARCH GOVERNANCE FEES 2015
Site Specific Assessment (SSA) Review
Cooperative/collaborative/external (e.g. universities) group research projects without commercial sponsorship
SSA Review for Low/Negligible Risk (LNR) studies
St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney has adopted the definitions from VMIA Managed Insurance ‘Guidelines for Clinical Trials’ (2009):
Investigator Initiated Research:
An investigator initiated research project has the following characteristics:
Note – Investigator initiated trials can receive some industry funding or industry contribution, (e.g. educational grants, or supply of medication). However, the support must be declared in the protocol submission, to ensure that the clinical trial retain its “investigator initiated” status.
Commercially Sponsored Research:
A commercially sponsored research project has the following characteristics:
Co-operative/Collaborative Research has the following characteristics:
St. Vincent's Hospital charges an infrastructure fee on all research projects. Infrastructure charges relate to those that cannot be identified readily (or specifically) with a particular sponsored project. These include maintaining and operating the Hospital's facilities and services including, but not limited to: